If you've been trying to download the free copy of Rebirth, you'll have noticed some things: 1) It's a 500mb download. 2) To install it, you need to burn it onto CD, then install it from the CD 3) After limping along for a few days, the server died completely this morning. From the message board, this is why the download is so huge: "The app installer itself is only 16 MB, ReBirth uses a copy protection scheme which involves a 128 MB data file on the CD. It's actually a nonsense file that contains just random data, but ReBirth won't boot without it. The rest of the CD isn't really necessary, but includes a Mac partition (which has roughly the same files including another instance of the 128 MB data file), and lastly there are 3 audio tracks that showcase ReBirth if you put it in a CD player." So Propellerheads are asking people to download 500mb file to run a 16mb program. No wonder their servers are melting.
UPDATE: Now they've given up on direct downloads and are pointing people towards an official torrent. They have cut the file sizes in half, so it's a 215mb download.