You say, boo-hoo, you downloaded something from a torrent site, you should know better. Should I? Is that what Apple marketing is leading you to believe? I wasn’t aware of the Mac virus, and didn’t think I should have to be, based on the way that not only Apple portrays themselves, but also many Mac users. That may be from a look here site, but tomorrow, something you download from another site, a free program perhaps, may also have a virus. They will only spread more now that Apple computers are picking up popularity. There are millions of people buying Macs thinking that they are better computers, inherently immune to viruses.
Programs like uTorrent and TomatoTorrent (other than having dumb names) are already available online for free! If you selected “Beginner” user, you’re simply directed to download Limewire, which is also free!. The bottom line is this: You never had to drop $49.99 in the first place!
I’m sure we’ve all come across movie download websites that promise “unlimited downloads” of your favorite movies. For what appears to be a reasonable fee, some offer a yearly or lifetime membership that allows you to get a hold of thousands of movies, ranging from classics to recent blockbusters. And it’s all available right from the convenience of your own PC! Sounds like a great deal, right?
While Hollywood delivers summer flops instead of money makers, i.e. Mission Impossible 3 and Poseidon, savvy people in the entertainment business seem to be moving ever closer to changing the way we go to the movies. Bram Cohen, the founder and inventor of the Bit Torrent application, which enables extremely fast downloads of large files, like movies, has been slowly establishing a relationship with some of the Hollywood studios over the past year; and last week it was announced l he had signed a deal with Warner Brothers studios to use his software, bit torrent, to distribute movies and TV shows. Warner is going to sell the movies and TV shows for about $1, under cutting ITunes price for similar downloads.
Choose which files you are going to download. For example if you are looking for the movie ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ of ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, you search for a filename which says ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ in it AND you pick one with a good Health status.
Determine your free space. So your hard drive has a capacity of 120gb. This gives you the idea of unlimited downloads. However, do remember that each programs installed in your computer has already allocated a space in your hard drive. Add to this the space needed by Windows to save some of its files like the system restore points, the logs you’ve made on your anti-virus scans and among other things. Files could also double up if you’re not cleaning up your system at least twice a week. Cache, cookies, recycle bin, backup files, duplicate programs downloaded, duplicate files saved, etc. It won’t hurt if you check your free space once in a while. But wouldn’t it be greater if you are always sure that you have ample space to make room for all the files you want to store in your pc?
Streaming is most probably the best way around ISP shaping if you want to watch TV online. If your ISP does restrict traffic, consider this alternative, and I’m sure you’ll soon be back to watching the TV shows you want to watch.
Who among our finite brethren would have dreamed that life after Time would be attainable? Could we have dreamed that the shore of rest would be in reach from even the rapids of life or that our microscopic lives though minute are not trivial but part of a greater plan?
Increasingly ISPs around the world have resorted to shaping their traffic in order to control the load on their networks. They’ve had to shape traffic mainly due to the amount of traffic generated by BitTorrent. To put it simply, BitTorrent is a traffic hog. Most of the load, these days, is taken up with this type of traffic more than anything else. So how do you watch TV shows online if your ISP is blocking traffic?
There are a lot of people that look for products for free. It must have some value, else you weren’t looking for it. Zygor’s guide is most likely not available as a torrent file. Even if there is a Zygor’s leveling guide torrent, you will not get the full benefit of the guide and its community.
The one point that stands out is there is no way one must ignore the social media. It is the ‘in thing’ in these times. For if incidentally an article is digg-ed or stumbled upon or furled among many available options, chance is there’ll be torrent of viewers embarking on it in a short time and may be even later.
To prevent malware with peer to peer client, is to always check the file size. Photoshop is not 10,6kb big, this is a virus. You can also prevent connecting to hosts, which are known to spread malware. This can be done with a firewall application in conjunction with a blacklist. A good one is P2P-Guardian from methlabs.
Basically this is Google’s attempt to develop a small-footprint control system for netbooks running web-based apps. The core plumbing is Linux and the UI is a variant of the Chrome browser. Whether or not this will find large-scale mindshare won’t be determined for quite awhile. The official release will probably be a year from now. But it is an interesting concept and I wanted to get my arms around it. If it does become popular then it will be something that user assistance professionals will need to understand in order to effectively support their apps.