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Living Room / Re: Speaking Of: Torrent Sites
« on: March 10, 2010, 10:33 PM »
eMule uses servers (quite deprecated now) or the decentralized KAD network, no servers, trackers or seed files are required. 100% P2P. While the server thing was based on old eDonkey2000 protocol, KAD is something like Overnet was. But heavily modernized. (And it relies on spreading, not on fast uploading.)
Which technical part should I explain?

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Living Room / Re: Speaking Of: Torrent Sites
« on: March 10, 2010, 10:21 PM »
Given that we only speak about legal contents, I'd still prefer eMule. BitTorrent is made for fast distribution, not for wide spreading, so a file usually dies within a few days; not a good thing if I as, let's say, a singer want to become more popular or something.
(It is also easier to handle; you don't have to create a new "seed file" or something first.)

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Bill Joy himself claims he wrote vi for a very different era, one with only 300 bps of bandwidth.
Now how is a text editor related to bandwidth?
edit: nvm, just read it.

But in our multi-MBit days, it is still not a bad idea to use lightweight software. It hasn't become worse over all the years.  :D

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General Software Discussion / Re: Virtual Desktops For Windows 7
« on: March 09, 2010, 10:06 AM »
Hmm, I'm sure the Actual Window Manager does (a new version is out AFAICS), but it is still payware. Not eye-candy, anyway.

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Living Room / Re: Desktop Icons
« on: March 09, 2010, 10:05 AM »
Stardock's Fences will hide desktop icons (among other things) via a keyboard shortcut. There's a Pro and a Free edition, but the free edition will do what you are asking.
Fences also enables you to selectively exclude icons from being hidden.  :)

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