The Register: Microsoft preps Napster clone
Feb 15, 2001, 00:26 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)
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"Microsoft plans to 'embrace and extend' peer-to-peer file
sharing technology with a Napster-style system of its own.
Codenamed Farsite, the program is currently little more than a
research project... Essentially, Farsite follows the true
peer-to-peer mode of Gnutella rather than Napster's approach.
Farsite lets PC talk unto PC, without the need for a central server
to act as an intermediate directory, as is the case with
"...one of the application areas in which a certain open
source operating system that competes with Microsoft's own
offerings is doing rather well is file sharing. So it might well be
to the Windows maker's benefit to be able to bypass said systems
using client-based peer-to-peer sharing technology."
"It makes sense, then, for Microsoft to have the appropriate
technology ready just in case. It can certainly afford to develop
the code and risk it never being used."
- Wired: Good Gnus in Napster Ruling(Feb 14, 2001)
- Linux in Brazil: Interview with Jasta, Gnapster's author(Feb 03, 2001)
- PC Magazine: 2000 Technical Excellence Awards: Software: VMware Wins; Gnutella, Thinkfree Finalists(Nov 14, 2000)
- The Standard: Let the Music Play: Bertelsmann and Napster Come Together(Nov 01, 2000)
- The Register: Senator Hatch's Napster Epiphany(Oct 24, 2000)
- Wired: Gnutella Development Gnotted(Oct 17, 2000)
- Canada Computes: GNapster - Open Source 'Thievery'
(Oct 16, 2000)
- Salon: The Gnutella paradox(Sep 29, 2000)
- SF Gate: The Napster Effect; Program may have started something that no court can stop(Sep 28, 2000)
- Time: Meet the Napster (Sep 26, 2000)
- O'Reilly Network: Peer-to-Peer Makes the Internet Interesting Again(Sep 23, 2000)
- Upside: Linux and Napster users: Cut from the same yarn(Sep 20, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Intel backing Napster model(Aug 10, 2000)