First note. If what you’re looking for is the story of the other Ares, the pizpireto immortalized by the ‘Callejeros’ cameras from Soria, with full breathalyzer control and yelling “Pim-pam, get Lacasitos” after a night of party, then check out this Motorpasion article take a look. Here’s an equally popular Ares’ turn, but something older.
The leading role now falls to the file-sharing software Ares Galaxy, the famous P2P (peer-to-peer) program that has allowed a generation to download from the latest song by El Arrebato or Evanescence to the final installment of “The Pirates.” Caribbean’.
If you want to access or share a movie, video clip, photos or program, Ares has given you a tool. relatively simple and open. It was so compelling that it became a PC classic in the first decade of the 2000s, before Spotify burst onto the scene and other streaming content platforms took hold. It wasn’t as convenient, fast, or accessible as choosing a movie on Netflix or listening to a song on Spotify, but it did offer other advantages.
And these advantages helped him gain popularity in the 2000s… and surviving decades later.
simple and successful
To find the origins of the Ares Galaxy, you have to go back twenty years, to 2002, which was a few years younger and succumbed in one way or another, after other P2Ps like Napster or Kazaa. their tremendous success. It was easy to install, the interface was free of major complications, and the files were found and downloaded more or less quickly. It did not take long for users to adopt these contents.
And of course he succeeded.
The program started with the Gnutella network, but a few months after its launch, it decided to bet on its own decentralized network. The next big change came in 2005. published the code It was licensed under the GPL and became free software, perhaps in a move to avoid the legal problems Napster faced only a few years ago. Over time, P2P gained customers and funds until it reached a popularity comparable to Emule, which was also released in 2002.
It wasn’t all champagne and roses.
Ares has become the gateway to a cosmos of content, including songs, series episodes, movies, and games, but it has also become a virus strainer and is so frightened that the occasional owner of cyborgs, another remnant of the Internet, has come to ban its installation. . There were those who changed the code to create it. variants containing adware or malware consolidated and then circulated.
So, amid the downloads and his occasional anger when he confirmed that your computer was infected, Ares was celebrating his birthday and writing an episode that he shared with other customers in the recent history of the internet. peer to peer eMule is equal to or more popular than Ares Galaxy itself, like LimeWire or Soulseek. Meanwhile, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon were laying the groundwork for Spotify and a loop change in Sweden. New times, new uses, new tools, you know.
Just because their fame years are so far away doesn’t mean Ares Galaxy, Soulseek or eMule have passed away. You can still download the old Ares from SourceForge today.
Maybe without the abundance of content ten and a half years ago, but in 2018 we told you how you can use it – with a search engine, channels to chat with other users, and its own native player – to download episodes. other serials Not a lotclear.
Now, it’s invaluable as a nostalgia exercise.
Images: Wikipedia and Sourceforge
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