It's not popular, but at least it's available

by Volker Weber

mac notes beta torrent


I'm going to guess that the official download has a bit more traffic!

Rob Novak, 2008-03-18

I mean the torrent, not the product. If somebody goes to the trouble of creating a torrent, he assumes that others would want to download. So that's a good sign.

Volker Weber, 2008-03-18

Beware of downloading torrents these days.

Hanno Zulla, 2008-03-18

Who the heck cares whether the torrent is being downloaded -- it's a free download from! And the number there is much more popular. Thousands. What's your point?

Ed Brill, 2008-03-19

It does not matter at all if things are free downloads. If you can find a torrent for them, then there is interest. If you can't, there isn't. There are plenty of things on the torrent which are free downloads.

So if Notes has a torrent, that's good. It's actually much better, than you may grasp right now. It has nothing to do with "big enterprise". This is bottom up.

Volker Weber, 2008-03-19

Crikey Ed, overdone the coffee? :)

Ben Poole, 2008-03-19

I'm actually with Volker on this one, yes it does happen.

There is no cost in the pirate music, software, video market...everything costs the same...nothing. The free downloads do have value though.

The pure existence of this torrent shows that somebody (the uploader) expected it to have value to the pirates. The fact that it has been downloaded at all shows that these people also felt the torrent contained content of value.

Ben Rose, 2008-03-19

Indeed, its a viral thing... :-)

Philip West, 2008-03-19

I guess I missed something in the language, sorry. I thought that "It's not popular" was usually considered a slam, and considering the website I'm on, I certainly had enough context to have thought it meant that way.

Ed Brill, 2008-03-19

Help yourself to read anything into my posting that you want to read. The torrent is not yet very popular, but at least it's there. There are dozens if not hundreds of Office torrents, and now there is one for Notes.

Volker Weber, 2008-03-19

If you can 'sell' a free're clearly onto a winner :)

Ben Rose, 2008-03-19

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