Up and Coming - iMesh
Posted by netwebly 11.15.2000
and when the RIAA finally succeeds in shutting down Napster, iMesh is
likely to be among the beneficiaries. Created
by programmers in Israel, iMesh is straight out of the mold established
by Napster and Gnutella, allowing users to search for a wide variety of
file types using a familiar Napsteresque interface.
file sharing applications are only as powerful as their user base. For
the time being, the program's relatively low number of users (around a
million compared to Napster's 35 million) mean you may not be able to
find the files you are looking for as easily as you would like.
the other hand, there seem to be some differences between the iMesh community
and the people who have gathered around Napster. If you can't find something
on Napster - it may pay to look here - especially if what you're looking
for comes from Europe.
One point worth noting - legal experts suggest that in the long run the
company's location may give it an edge in fighting off possible lawsuits
by the American Recording Industry. The Israeli court system has a long
track record of protecting its citizens best interests, despite the otherwise
close relationship between the United States and Israel.
One nice feature, a plug-in for WinAmp the company has dubbed MeshAmp,
allows users to search iMesh directly from the popular MP3 player.
only for Windows. Mac and Linux versions in the works.
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