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. 220Surfpunk02/13/2001 05:40AM
Re: Napster ruling. 172 Mike 02/13/2001 07:19AM
Re: Napster ruling. 149 Big Doggie 02/13/2001 07:26AM
Re: Napster ruling. 140 Matt 02/13/2001 01:33PM
Not a strong argument 169 Misterpomp 02/13/2001 05:51PM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 152 CARL 02/13/2001 11:55PM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 126 KIvel 02/14/2001 12:52AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 143 Matt 02/14/2001 01:17AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 153 CARL 02/14/2001 02:48AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 127 CARL 02/14/2001 02:46AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 165 Peter M. Bietenholz 02/14/2001 03:11AM
John, you are so biased!!! ;) 137 Big Doggie 02/14/2001 06:11AM
Re: John, you are so biased!!! ;) 128 Matt 02/14/2001 01:26PM
Re: John, you are so biased!!! ;) 137 Matt 02/14/2001 01:51PM
Re: Big Dog 139 Danny Danzi 02/16/2001 07:56PM
You can't say that ... 158 Son of MisterPomp 02/14/2001 04:24AM
Re: You can't say that ... 151 CARL 02/14/2001 01:22PM
You can't say that... 137 Misterpomp 02/13/2001 05:53PM
Re: You can't say that... 126 Big Doggie 02/14/2001 04:09AM
Re: You can't say that... 136MIKE02/15/2001 12:08AM
Re: You can't say that... 130 Mad Dog 02/15/2001 03:25AM
That doesn't make sense... 150 Misterpomp 02/15/2001 05:04AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 154 Precious Honey 02/14/2001 02:21AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 138 CARL 02/14/2001 02:54AM
Napster Alternatives 134 Richard 02/13/2001 09:37AM
Re: Napster Alternatives 162 Precious Honey 02/13/2001 11:44AM
Re: Napster Alternatives158Big Doggie02/13/2001 01:15PM
Re: Napster Alternatives 132 Richard 02/13/2001 05:17PM
Re: Napster Alternatives 159 Precious Honey 02/14/2001 12:03AM


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