Description:Gnutella is an open, decentralized, peer-to-peer search system that is mainly used to find files. Gnutella is neither a company nor a particular application.
Newest Review: ... least set it up and answered all the questions. Notice that there's no login or username/password to remember? Cool! OK, ... more
Customer Gnutella Reviews (3)
by - written on 06/05/01, updated on 08/05/01 (Very useful, 338 readings)
"Oh No! Napster has filtered out all copyrighted material so I can't download songs any more! Oh, woe is me!" Etc. etc. Never fear! Dukey is here! So, Napster has gone to the great file transfer in the sky. What next? Is that it for illegally sharing mp3's via Internet and computer? Well, no actually. There are other file share utilities out there – Scour and Gnutella are two that immediately spring to mind. Scour and Gnutella are what's known as peer-to-peer transfer methods. What this means (and what makes it different from Napster) is that there are no central servers to host the file transfers. "Gnutella? Don't ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/02/01, updated on 25/02/01 (Very useful, 292 readings)
The recent court ruling against Napster has forced me to search for other potential sites to download MP3s. I immediately made for Gnutella, since it was the only other MP3 exchange site I had heard of. My first impressions of Gnutella plummeted a few minutes after entering the “Downloads” section of the website. Unlike Napster, Gnutella is supposedly decentralized, and so offers a choice of numerous download clients. I downloaded ToadNode, which according to the website was “the best Gnutella client for Windows yet.” Unfortunately, I simply could not get this installed client to work on my computer. Fortunately, my second ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/02/01, updated on 06/02/01 (Useful, 142 readings)
I've been using Gnutella for almost a year now, and have seen the service fluctuate. At the start, the Gnutella clients were archaic, but you could normally get what you were looking for. However, a lot of new users soon started using the software, and it all went downhill. Over the past five months or so, the clients have improved remarkably - they are now easy tto use, and a recent upgrade is sidestepping the previous problem of an overloaded network. I personally recommend LimeWire or Toadnode, which you can get from http://www.gnutella.co.uk/downloads/ They are both easy to use, and Toadnode even works behind a firewall. I ... Read the complete review
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