Re: Napster Alternatives
Posted by: Big Doggie ()
Date: February 13, 2001 01:15PM

Paradoxically, Napster is actually the best alternative to itself.

Using Napigator, one can find ~100 Open Napster servers, which the US courts can not control and thus can not shut down. The Open Napster servers also do not centrally store user info, which I think is another reason the courts can not control it.

Some of the other oft mentioned alternatives suck. Gnutella in particular is a real turd. Back the last time Napster was shut down, I downloaded Gnutella and I never got jack back on any of the searches I did and I never had a single file uploaded from my PC. I read later that the Gnutella design did not allow it to scale well, so when a lot of people started using it it stopped working. Gnutella I also noticed has a memory leak which causes it to explode after several hours of usage.

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Napster ruling. 237Surfpunk02/13/2001 05:40AM
Re: Napster ruling. 180 Mike 02/13/2001 07:19AM
Re: Napster ruling. 155 Big Doggie 02/13/2001 07:26AM
Re: Napster ruling. 144 Matt 02/13/2001 01:33PM
Not a strong argument 177 Misterpomp 02/13/2001 05:51PM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 157 CARL 02/13/2001 11:55PM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 140 KIvel 02/14/2001 12:52AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 157 Matt 02/14/2001 01:17AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 163 CARL 02/14/2001 02:48AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 132 CARL 02/14/2001 02:46AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 171 Peter M. Bietenholz 02/14/2001 03:11AM
John, you are so biased!!! ;) 149 Big Doggie 02/14/2001 06:11AM
Re: John, you are so biased!!! ;) 136 Matt 02/14/2001 01:26PM
Re: John, you are so biased!!! ;) 144 Matt 02/14/2001 01:51PM
Re: Big Dog 148 Danny Danzi 02/16/2001 07:56PM
You can't say that ... 179 Son of MisterPomp 02/14/2001 04:24AM
Re: You can't say that ... 171 CARL 02/14/2001 01:22PM
You can't say that... 154 Misterpomp 02/13/2001 05:53PM
Re: You can't say that... 134 Big Doggie 02/14/2001 04:09AM
Re: You can't say that... 155MIKE02/15/2001 12:08AM
Re: You can't say that... 144 Mad Dog 02/15/2001 03:25AM
That doesn't make sense... 159 Misterpomp 02/15/2001 05:04AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 174 Precious Honey 02/14/2001 02:21AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 144 CARL 02/14/2001 02:54AM
Napster Alternatives 143 Richard 02/13/2001 09:37AM
Re: Napster Alternatives 173 Precious Honey 02/13/2001 11:44AM
Re: Napster Alternatives166Big Doggie02/13/2001 01:15PM
Re: Napster Alternatives 137 Richard 02/13/2001 05:17PM
Re: Napster Alternatives 166 Precious Honey 02/14/2001 12:03AM

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