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Gnutella for Dummies? Geniuses?
http://www.newtella.com

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.

minuses: Unproven. Limited user base. As with other Gnutella clients, searches are often much slower and less effective overall than on Napster.

http://www.newtella.com

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