This Saratoga, California based startup is betting that a lot of people will be moving to Gnutella in the not-so distant future. They may well be right. If they are, and if the company succeeds in accomplishing its stated goal of creating a user-friendly gnutella clone - Newtella may be a name you'll hearing a lot more often.
Like Napster, Newtella limits searches to only MP3 files, a factor which the company says makes searching for and downloading files using Newtella much faster than doing the same things on other Gnutella clones which force users to deal with a ton of unrelated information to find music.
The company admits Newtella must overcome the same development hurdles which face other Gnutella developers. The developers are considering Mac/Linux versions.
pluses: Music-only policy makes searches more effective, limits exposure to potentially hazardous viruses. Up and coming alternative file format ogg vorbis will be added soon.
Unproven. Limited user base. As with
other Gnutella clients, searches are often much slower and less effective
overall than on Napster.