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Kazaa reaches version 2 with some important improvements

By Phantasm66
Sep 23, 2002
  1. source: http://news.com.com/2100-1023-958912.html



    also of interest

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=75&ncid=738&e=5&u=/nf/20020923/tc_nf/19477

    http://www.europemedia.net/shownews.asp?ArticleID=12716

    http://www.vnunet.com/News/1134977

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/26838.html

    http://www.canada.com/technology/story.html?id={BF5E0B95-B0E6-48A7-A7EF-DB9E26F80B6B}
     
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

    Yeah! Give 'em the ole 1 - 2. Kazaa is puttin' the smack down - hope they sign enough deals so they won't go under or end up having to charge for their services.

    LNCPapa
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I just wish I could use it......My campus firewalls it for some reason. Doesnt' make sense to me but oh well. Can't be that great anyway:confused:
     
  4. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Enthusiast Posts: 199

    Any idea what files it does and doesnt find cant find anything on help about this.
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Yeah. Its so ungreat that I get 2 new movies to watch every night ;)
     
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I didn't know you could get movies that way. Is it kinda like Blockbuster??






























    LOL
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Well put it this way, I don't bother going to Blockbuster any more :)
     
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Heh, neither do I. But I still wished it would work for me anyway. Oh well I'll just have to keep borrowing my friends movies.
     
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Yeah my biggest problem right now is where to put all of these damn CDs!
     
  10. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You can start by placing a few in my closet. They will never get lost there, and it is always a safe place. I know Didou hides lots of stuff in there (and no telling what his friends have in there). I don't think a specific storage area is necessary as long as they are organized and where you can find them. I know I have had problems with misplacing stuff (as well as LNCPapa I am sure).
     
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I see that Kazaa Lite has now caught up to the changes in Kazaa.

    In case you don't know, Kazaa Lite is Kazaa with all the crappy spyware ans stuff removed.

    You can download from here:

    http://www.kazaalite.com
     
  12. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    Why use Kazaa when you can use Direct Connect instead? :confused: http://www.neo-modus.com/

    1 hub can have over 10TB of data shared which is already the total Kazza network combined probably.

    I will still u kazaa for its user friendlyness though as DC can be a headache sometimes.
     
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Your post is an interesting one, the URL one I will certainly be following, however I feel its worth pointing out that Kazaa routinely has something like 3.5 - 4 petabytes (i.e. 3,500 TB). It has (apparently) once been approaching 5 petabytes. Direct Connect has around 1 petabyte of data.

    Its probably best not to bound around figures unless you are sure that they are correct.
     
  14. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    Direct Connect stats:
    Current Amount of Public Users: 124210
    Current Amount of Available Data: 4475.66 TB
    Latest Client Release: v1.0 Preview, Build 9.1
     
  15. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    OK I take it back about the amount on Direct Connect, I must have blinked at that point when I looked at the page. I think I was tricked by

    [​IMG]

    I've been looking at the software its actually very good and quite interesting....
     
  16. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I wonder if my ISP will allow DC. Currently I suppose it has all the ports KaZaA uses blocked, for I haven't been able to connect for the past few weeks. I'm getting it now.
     
  17. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I would suggest Direct Connect. I used to use it and found it very nice. I haven't used it in a long time, so I am not sure of the latest features, etc. But it isn't a bad program
     
  18. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    Try using a HTTP Tunnel

    www.http-tunnel.com offer one but its limited to 1.5kb/s
     
  19. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    DC Stats:
    Current Amount of Public Users: 120473
    Current Amount of Available Data: 4436.93 TB

    If 1000 Terabytes = 1 petabyte then DC has over 4.44 petabytes of data being shared over all hubs combined.

    The most amount of data i've seen in 1 hub is around 25TB.

    The only trouble I have with DC is it's reliability with finding a good connection to someone. I suspect everyone on cable with have the usual slow 128kbps upload speed and ADSL should have a mediocre 256kbps upload speed but it doesn't always seem to work like that as the hub maybe overloaded or something.

    If you want to try an open-source client with that uses Direct Connect protocol, have a look at this: http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/ It has more features and nicer interface but some hub rules say "no DC++ allowed" who don't like you using it probably because you can connect to multiple hubs which the original client doesn't do and is something to do with staying faithful to the hub while your connected. Its also open-source and updated a lot more often then the original client.
     
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