DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
January 22, 2018 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 73 people online.


Latest Reviews
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller

Follow us

Gnutella network more popular than BitTorrent

Posted on Sunday, April 27 2008 @ 18:15:38 CEST by

Digital Music News released a list of the most popular P2P applications in Q4 2007.

More than 100,000 PCs are polled every month and LimeWire, which uses the Gnutella network, tops the list with an installbase of 36.40%. µTorrent ranks second with 11.30%, followed by BitTorrent at 4.60%, Ares at 4.06% and Azureus at 4.30%.
In our research we found that LimeWire is far and away the single most popular P2P application. In September of 2007 LimeWire was found on 17.8% of all the PCs polled that month (also referred to as the attachment rate). With regards to market share - counting only those users with at least one P2P application on their systems - LimeWire held a 36.4% share, meaning one out of three P2P users has LimeWire on their system. These numbers are up slightly from September 2006 when LimeWire held a market share of 34.1%.

µTorrent adoption boomed during this period. In September of 2006 µTorrent was found on 1.5% of all PCs polled, good for a 3.0% market share. By September 2007, µTorrent held an attachment rate of 5.6%, which gave it an 11.3% market share. In less than a year µTorrent became the king of the BitTorrent clients, surpassing former top BitTorrent client Azureus by May of 2007.

Two new applications to look out for are FrostWire and Pando. Both have made significant gains over a nine month period and so far their growth is similar to the early rise of µTorrent. It will be interesting to see if they can sustain this growth in the coming months.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2017 DM Media Group bvba