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Not to Worry, File Sharing is Here to Stay

Post-Napster resources

Never mind Napster, just another .com failure

The phenomenon it helped to create, though, is likely to last. Here’s why:


Surfy! Gnutella: php3 — A web-based front end to searching the Gnutella network.

Gnutella for Macintosh: — Information site for Furi, a Java Gnutella client for the Macintosh and OS/2.

Mactella: — Macintosh client for Gnutella.

Gnutellanet: gnutella/, gnusearch — Zeropaid’s "filesharing portal"

Gnu-World: http://www. — Links, downloads, message board and full explanations of Gnutella client software features.

Gnutty: — A Gnutella news and information portal aimed at non-technical people as well as programmers.

Beginners guide to Gnutella: features/gnutella/ — Five-step guide to using Gnutella client software.

Other Systems

Freenet: — Anonymous, decentralized filesharing.

CuteMX: products/cutemx/ — Client-to-client media exchange program from the makers of CuteFTP.

FileFury: — Distributed file sharing with no central node.

FileSwap: — Allows users to search for and share mp3, video, images and other files, as well as chat and messaging features.

Freebase file sharing community: — Freebase allows users to share any type of file. Instant messaging and Gnutella compatibility is currently being added.

FreeNet: — Distributed system for semi-privately storing documents.

iMesh: — User-to-user exchange community.

Konspire: /HardenedCriminal/konspire/konspire.html — A searchable, distributed file sharing system with resumable file transfers.

Scour Exchange: http://www.scour .net/Software/Scour_Media_Agent/ — Napster-like for all formats.

Some perspective on the issues

Andy Oram: Gnutella and Freenet Represent True Technological Innovation magazine/gnutella.html

Andy Oram: The Value of Gnutella and Freenethttp: //

Taken from the Nettime list.

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