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#1 Ken Seaman

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

Hate to sound dumb could someone explain torrents to me and how they work.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:57 PM

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/BitTorrent.html

It is one of the main ways to spread viruses
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:02 PM

Bittorrent

Bit-torrent isn't the main way to spread viruses. The main way to spread viruses is to use a more decentralized version of P2P like the Gnutella network (aka Kazaa, Shareaza etc..).

Bit-torrent is actually very useful and effective way to share files especially files that have an enormous size. (> 1 Gigabyte).

You can download any distribution of Linux you would like via BT (Bit-torrent), some companies issue updates to their software or games via BT. Blizzard distributes updates for World of Warcraft using BT, and for the game itself.




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