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WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:54 pm
by Fuurin Kazan
Of course this is probably old news to some, but WinMX continues to be one of the most popular file-sharing clients in that land of high tech marvels, Japan. Even better, the number of users seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. The Record Industry Association of Japan estimates that around 2.5 million Japanese had used WinMX by 2005, swinging up to over 3 million by 2006. The 2007 reports hasn't been released yet, but I would bet the numbers will be even higher still.

I'm glad that Slyck's has decided to update their WinMX page, and look forward to seeing the results.

Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:13 pm
by Dazzle_2
This is always music to my ears Fuurin, do you have a link or reference to these figures that others can look over ?

Nearly forgot my manners btw: Merry Xmas :P

Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:23 pm
by zbeast
it's always good to see p2p still growing.. tho its odd that people are running winmx...

Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:26 pm
by enigmax
The 2007 results are out:

Of all internet users: 180% increase in p2p users (yay)

Winny is up top with 27%
WinMX at 15% of all p2p users, BitTorrent quite a way back at 7.4%

read more: http://torrentfreak.com/japanese-file-s ... es-071221/

Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:16 pm
by anothernametaken
I loved using WinMX because of the discretionary uploads feature, and the chat rooms. I met a lot of online friends by trading files. I didn't realize it was still around. When it first resurfaced, I kept getting virus alerts related to the ole patch file, and I couldn't get any results in search. I gave up on it, and switched to eMule and torrents exclusively. The 650+ video files I've made were never very popular on MX, but the eMule crowd likes many of them.

If somebody has instructions on how to reinstall MX, please let me know. I think I have several versions of the setup.exe saved in my downloads.

Thanks,

ant.

Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:52 pm
by HalOfBorg
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Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:37 pm
by Fartingbob
Damn their behind the times still using winmx over BT. Winny is huge over their though, 27% of all users is much better than what limewire does in the US from recent surveys of internet users.

Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:31 pm
by Mel_Smiley_VIP
Fartingbob wrote:Damn their behind the times still using winmx over BT. Winny is huge over their though, 27% of all users is much better than what limewire does in the US from recent surveys of internet users.



I wish everyone in the U.S. could be so far behind too. Winmx isnt just files, its a way to have fun, meet friends and get files. I find BT simply boring and the community very shallow.

Re: WinMX - Big in Japan and getting bigger

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:56 am
by HalOfBorg
Best Community Award goes to WINMX!!

Best Selection Award (Old and New Selections) goes to BITTORRENT!!

Fasted DL Speed Award (New Selections) goes to NEWSGROUPS!!

Take a bow everyone. :headbang: :toast:

(let the opinions begin)