Happy Birthday: BitTorrent turns 10 today

By Emil
Jul 2, 2011
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  1. Programmer Bram Cohen began designing the peer-to-peer (P2P) BitTorrent protocol in April 2001. On July 2, 2001, he posted the following Yahoo Groups message: "My new app, BitTorrent, is now…

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  2. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Torrents, the software developed which allowed me to use other file sharing sites safely :)
  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,816   +867

    Lets all torrent to celebrate
  4. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Long life to the one who lets me "test" games before buying them =D
  5. petert

    petert TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +17

    So that's how pornography can lead to a success story.
  6. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    warez + megaupload > torrent.
  7. Happy Bday BitTorrent!!!
  8. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 433   +23

    The torrent client is the best downloading software i have seen till now incredibly small & very less load to the cpu yet so many built in functions so you can make it work just the way you want.Also till now i haven't faced the a single file in the download which went corrupt during download.The best part its free.
  9. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 770   +10

    Happy B-day to you. :)
  10. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Happy Birrrrthday, har har har!
  11. thanks to bittorrent...

    i "tested" the leaked windows 7 OS and found the OS to be great and to my liking...

    and it lead me to purchase a genuine windows 7 license...
  12. GeoSv

    GeoSv TS Rookie

    Can we get this straight. You're talking about the protocol, not the the client named BitTorrent? BitTorrent was bought from Cohen by the media industry and they use it for their own internet serving. Cohen then adapted a different program, utorrent, to use in his own company. utorrent is safe but BitTorrent is controlled by the media and they would be investigating copyright breaches with it. Is this correct?
  13. GeoSv

    GeoSv TS Rookie

    One problem with torrent is that the items you're sharing have to be on rewritable media, not permanent, as if you are still trying to download it.
  14. Modeazy

    Modeazy TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Ah,happy Bday to the program that made beta testers of us all! And heres to more years of beta testing!!
  15. Be careful calling something an App, Apple might retroactively sue you for the term!
  16. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,291   +55

    You must be aware that the motivation to write the first browser was also pornography. They wrote it at a subset of my alma mater, the university of Illinois. I guess hormones are just a natural form of mind control.

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