uTorrent Market Share Nearly Doubles to 52 Million a Year

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kris79

Hey, what's all this doom and gloom about the Pirate Bay? Their story is both inspiring a-la David and Goliath, and humorous. See for yourself at http://torrentfreak.com/never-back-down-pirate-bay-adapts-to-stay-alive-091129/. Ain't dead yet! And still slipping it to The Man... Visions of Goliath swinging a huge devastating sword - at millions of gnats. Laughably, they breed faster than he can kill them. Go Goliath, go. Go get a copy of Linux...

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Yusonice

Of course we're downloading linux... Alongside other stuff

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ziggyinc

there is a full series of a british science show called "The Secret life of Machines" and the creators have actually requested that people use torrent to DL all the shows. very geekish show, and a bit dated but still very good fun.

 

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sybert

Maybe a bunch of big businesses decided to use P2P for large file transfers....... yeah right.

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Thumkus

Hey now, there are plenty of other legal uses, including downloading game clients and patches.

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MeTo

uTorrent is the pirates place to be.

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zorvalth

lien_meat, you r so d**b, its an irony about the piracy ....

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lien_meat

I use utorrent in windows...and it's good, I like it.  According to their website (faq and downloads section) there is no linux build.  I was just curious about it if it exists, but I can't find it if it does.  I don't much care...I really like deluge in linux, and the ubuntu default transmission is great for basic torrenting.

So, can someone tell me if there is a linux build somewhere and I just missed it...?

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huhhuh

you can run it through wine...worked great for me....i found deluge being ignored by quite few closed bt networks so wine/utorrent was great combo.

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bminor13

I think he's referring to how the only legitimate use for Bittorrent is to download Linux distros - and how its unlikely that 52 million users are all downloading Linux

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TheZomb

Blizzard distributes all there game patches and game downloads via bittorent several businesses rely on bittorent so they don't have host download servers. Second I have downloaded isos for programs that I have purchased and lost the installation disc. You are allowed to keep backup copies of DvDs you own so unless you want to rip them your self you can download them as well. Calling bittorent illegal is like saying downloading and using the internet in general is illegal. All bittorent does is manage connections between multiple computers.

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MeTo

The guy that drives the car for bank robbers is a bank robber also he helped commit a crime. If you are connecting computers with illegal material you are assisting illegal activity. It will take them awhile but they can't get enough money from the little guy they will go after the big guy's. Napster,Pirate Bay next could be

ISOHUNT:  http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/isohunt_takes_hit_loses_crucial_lawsuit

And then Torrent sites.

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kw13tl33tg33k

thats whats so bs about it. They have convinced you and people like you that it is. By these suppposed piracy laws it is illegal for you to borrow your friends cd and make a copy of it. What about going to the Library. Libraries give away intellectual properties every single day FOR FREE. NEtflix rents propietary content daily. Guess what? The content holder is not getting a piece of every rental. Netflix buys the DVD once and turns it over how many times?What is the difference? There is NONE save that that Big Business is convincing you that me downloading a file is causing them to go out of business. WRONG. Whats causing them to go out for business is living by the wall street credo "greed is good." Nothing could be further from the truth. could you or I go to work get fired and still get paid? only in corporate america and NFL coaches does this happen. two things will always always be true one: corporations will always want to make every single dollar as possible when they dont have to. Do you honestly think that Nintendo cares is not the number one video games company. NO they are making money hand over fist. They are making money on their consoles unlike sony which made news last week for finally reaching the point where they are ONLY losing $38 bucks a console after 3 years. and two: no matter how much corporations try to prevent it there will always always be a grey/market for goods and services; making it "illegal" will not ever change it.

/end rant

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nekollx

 +1

*looks at diablo cds all scuffed and unplayable that i paid for...twice*

*looks at cd ghosting software and diablo ISO, as well as numerious Fan dubs and Fan subs*

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Coming soon to Lulu.com --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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MeTo

You know nothing you talk just to hear your self.

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kw13tl33tg33k

i refute your comment with facts and you respond with a personal attack....aahhh the internet.....such a great great place.

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kris79

I think that kw13tl33tg33k made a nice analogy to a
public library doing something that the public would be fined for. As
well as Netflix, your local DVD store, etc. if any copies are made.
Warning! Here follows a copy of a posting from Matt on another
site that will help clear up any confusion:

"...I am a librarian, so I know something about the First Sale
Doctrine. It's section
109
of US copyright law. It's not "obscure legislation," but rather a
fundamental right of citizens to do whatever they want with the stuff
they buy (with the exception of making copies of it). It's what allows
libraries to buy books and lend them, what allows you to buy a DVD and
then sell it on eBay if you don't want to keep it, and what allows you
to lend a CD you like to a friend."

It's so simple... Netflix is loaning
DVDs for money, and I'll bet no one copies those. Libraries are loaning
you DVDs for free, and you won't find anyone copying those. Nasty
torrent sites are not loaning anything nor making copies and that's
Stealing!. It logically follows that doing nothing, whether paid or
not,  is stealing! Simply existing is proof enough. Therefore I say we
round up every government employee, or anyone who has the time to read
this, and throw the bums in jail under section 109 of the US copyright
law!!!

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