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Study: BitTorrent sees big growth, LimeWire still #1 P2P app
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:51

Last week, the Digital Music News Research Group released its quarterly P2P report.

By Eric Bangeman | Published: April 21, 2008 - 07:32PM CT
ARS Technica

 The for-pay report covers the fourth quarter of 2007, but a publicly available excerpt breaks down the data for the period between September 2006 and September 2007. The data consists of snapshots of P2P application and protocol use collected from over 1.66 million Windows PCs. Gnutella is still the top P2P network, but BitTorrent has been steadily rising.

 LimeWire still rules the P2P world. It is by far the most popular single P2P application, appearing on 36.4 percent of the machines surveyed as of last September. LimeWire also accounts for the overwhelming majority of Gnutella use among the top 13 of the 152 applications found on PCs. Gnutella was the protocol of choice for 40.5 percent of the PCs at the end of the period covered by the survey.  [Comments...]


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