Sadly, people who should know better either don’t, or are purposely using that confusion to further their own agenda.
We’ve heard of ISPs and other facilities blocking or throttling bit Torrent file transfers, or politicians suggesting they do so, “because it’s all illegal”. Along with blocking the illegal file sharing that’s going on, doing so blocks the legal and appropriate use of the technology as well.
Linux distributions are made available using bit Torrent.
It’s perfectly legal, and exactly the kind of large download that bit Torrent technology was designed for and excels at.
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This means that anyone watching the data stream can see the files being transferred, or, perhaps more disturbingly, the log in and password information for connecting to the remote site.
Operating systems are the software that control the operation of a computer and provide a consistant interface, or API, that programs use to access the features and functionality of the operating system and computer.
Linux was actually written from scratch, originally by Linus Torvalds.
It was modeled extremely closely after the Unix operating system, a proprietary system developed by Bell Labs. There is no “generic” Linux; rather, it’s made available via various “distributions,” each tailored to meet specific criteria.
Each distribution is Linux, but they are not necessarily binary compatible with each other (i.e.
So while you might use the “.torrent” file to initiate a download, most people call the download itself a “torrent” as well. But here’s the catch: bit Torrent is nothing more than a technology used to copy files.