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A guide to building your music library the cool way

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In this article, we’ll explore the three most effective ways to obtain music without paying through your nose or losing access to your music. If you’re fed up with the recording studios, just by reading this you’ll be making them soil their pants.

The beginner’s step: Gnutella

Gnutella is the granddaddy of the truly peer-to-peer networks. With Gnutella, you can download music, generally track-by-track. It’s also useful to get music videos and other kinds of entertainment, but people use for what it does best: finding and downloading one-offs. Dial-up and slow broadband users should love Gnutella.

The killer: BitTorrent

With over 50% of Internet traffic, BitTorrent easily takes the cake. Most legal sharing (in the form of Free Software) is done through this mechanism. Azureus and the original BitTorrent client are two excellent BitTorrent programs. To look for files, I use mininova and BTJunkie, two very popular torrent search engines.

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What's next?

After reading this article, I look forward to Tuxmachines posting Han Reisers: "A guide to removing that pesky wife the cool way" article.

This article is written by a complete moron. It's very simple, if you can't afford to do something the legal way - DON'T FREAKING DO IT. I love how all these armchair moralists try to justify their actions. Music/DVD's aren't a "right", you don't "need" them (not sure why you'd even want most of them). What part of "wrong is wrong" didn't these dumb asses learn when they were 4 years old?

I don't agree with how the RIAA and MIAA are operating (I'm not a thief, so stop treating me like one) - so guess what, I don't buy CD's and I don't go to movies, but I don't steal them either. I react with my DOLLARS, not by turning into a crook.

re: what's next?

vonskippy wrote:

After reading this article, I look forward to Tuxmachines posting Han Reisers: "A guide to removing that pesky wife the cool way" article.

Oh man, that's the first thing I google for every morning! Big Grin

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