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Microsoft makes MSDN library free to download

If you decide to download the MSDN, make sure that you have a relatively decent size chunk of hard drive space. It requires a minimum of 900 MB, and a full installation needs 1.9 GB. The download itself comes in three ISO images totaling about 1.6 GB.

If you have an old version of the MSDN installed, this new edition will update it. Microsoft's Rob Caron said that, including the May 2006 release, all future versions of the MSDN will be freely available. One response to his announcement has already asked, "How about setting up a Torrent for this so we can all share the love?" Microsoft wouldn't do it for Windows Vista, so I doubt they'll do it for the MSDN. It is a great thought, though.

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