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seifer8ff

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I was wondering if there is any kind of filesharing application similar to limewire that someone is developing/porting to the pandora? or at least is there some way to download a torrent? thanks all who answer
 

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as he said, and with Azures/Vuze being java-based, and a Java VM has already been put on ARM, you should already have support on launch date I think
 

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edit: Limewire is apparently licensed under the GPL. Maybe there will be a port of it.
There will be a regular torrent client too, for people like me who are too smug to use Limewire.
 

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Interestingly enough, I used to use e-mule because I was 'too smug' to use bit-torrent.

After a while it became apparent that the whole world and his arse had moved over to torrent so I had no option but to change. Oh the joys... a p2p client that *doesn't* have a built in search facility. What a step forward. Now every time I want to find something I have to load up my web browser, use a dedicated search engine (or 2 or 3) and usually be pestered with porno adds.

Progress.
 

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There's already tons of opensource torrent and gnutella (limewire uses gnutella) clients for linux, they would just have to be compiled for ARM
 

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Pleng said:
Interestingly enough, I used to use e-mule because I was 'too smug' to use bit-torrent.

After a while it became apparent that the whole world and his arse had moved over to torrent so I had no option but to change. Oh the joys... a p2p client that *doesn't* have a built in search facility. What a step forward. Now every time I want to find something I have to load up my web browser, use a dedicated search engine (or 2 or 3) and usually be pestered with porno adds.

Progress.

Dang, so it's not only me who feels this way?
 

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Hope there will be newsreaders ports as well..

+1 with Pleng, emule is really good for human interface and all its features (especially mods)
 

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Pleng said:
Oh the joys... a p2p client that *doesn't* have a built in search facility. What a step forward. Now every time I want to find something I have to load up my web browser, use a dedicated search engine (or 2 or 3) and usually be pestered with porno adds.

Progress.
At least you can't get viruses through it.

I mean, unless you're downloading cruddy unreputable torrents. :wink:

Many torrent clients do have a search box - I think most Win32 ones do - but I hardly ever use them. Get Adblock Plus and sites like TPB and EZTV show up just fine. :p
 

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Pleng said:
Interestingly enough, I used to use e-mule because I was 'too smug' to use bit-torrent.

After a while it became apparent that the whole world and his arse had moved over to torrent so I had no option but to change. Oh the joys... a p2p client that *doesn't* have a built in search facility. What a step forward. Now every time I want to find something I have to load up my web browser, use a dedicated search engine (or 2 or 3) and usually be pestered with porno adds.

Progress.


just use private trackers without adds

so sad oink died
 

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We'll have a torrent downloader for sure (rtorrent beats everything).

But I'll probably not use one. Sweden. IPRED. Do I need to say more? They'll get you even if you're just downloading the new Fedora ISO.
 

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I hope Transmission gets ported, IMO its the only decent one on nix systems. I still think uTorrent is the best client out there. Azuerus/Vuse is way too slow under heavy conditions, with its java backbone and all.
 

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Gotta agree with dflemstr here. Comcast and Quest (U.S. cable and telcom companies) have been shutting down user accounts of people downloading torrent files, claiming they've pirated copyrighted material (to be fair most probably have...). This may violate their net-neutrality, but we'll have to see if they take responsibility for all the llama porn out there....
 

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Dauric said:
Comcast and Quest (U.S. cable and telcom companies) have been shutting down user accounts of people downloading torrent files, claiming they've pirated copyrighted material (to be fair most probably have...).
Off topic and just out of curiosity. Did they shut down user account just because they were using the torrent protocol or was it approved that they violated any copyright? I mean, many Linux distributions are downloadable via torrent.
 

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The news report I saw wasn't specific, only claiming that torrent was a piracy tool for violating copyright (used to have legitimate purpose, now use almost entirely for, blah, blah, blah), and the people I've talked to that it happened to said that they were getting the runaround when they made inquiries.
 
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