Linux morons in total denial

And so I posted the Bittorrent app on GnomeFiles today as it is using GTK+ for its GUI (and so it has a place on GnomeFiles.org’s application listing). I personally do not use bittorrent, but because I am a perfect-maniac I must always provide a good looking icon for each application entry and a screenshot. And so I deliberately installed bittorrent on my linux laptop just to get hold of its icon and grab a screenshot (and I did the same for one more GTK app I also posted today).

To create a good screenshot, I had to find a torrent so I can show Bittorrent in action. Oh, the luck! Bittorrent’s Linux GUI comes with a “search” field. And so I searched for the FIRST thing that popped up in my mind: “Madonna”.

And Bittorrent.com’s *OWN* search engine returned the… “MrAndMrsSmith” movie as a result instead as a divx AVI file. And so I clicked it, just so I can get the damn screenshot. And I took the screenshot (with the avi being still at 0% of download rate). After I had the screenshot I wanted, I stopped the Bittorrent client and I uninstalled it from my Linux laptop.

I uploaded the shot on the gnomefiles server and linked it from the Bittorrent entry there. And then the Linux fanatics would come over to the forum and shout at me “oh my God, how could you post such a shot? This download is illegal, it will make Bittorrent look bad! Blah-blah, take it down, blah-blah”.

Well, morons, if you think that bittorrent is mostly used to download distros you are in *TOTAL DENIAL*. The most popular usage of any of these P2P apps *is* piracy, you like it or not. And if a screenshot serves as a testament and marketing of what an application is good or popular at, that was the perfect screenshot right there.

Anyways, I did take down that screenshot, but I didn’t want to power up my Linux laptop again as it takes over a minute to boot (suspend-to-RAM doesn’t work on my laptop with Linux). So I installed Bittorrent on my Windows machine and got a new shot from there, downloading Fedora this time (which again, of course, I stopped it immediately after I got the shot I needed, I don’t use either Fedora or Bittorrent under normal circumstances).

But it’s just fun to see the Linux fanatics shit their pants over Bittorrent. They were so pissed off that the original screenshot would not represent the legal usage of Bittorrent that they went balistic on my forum. It’s PATHETIC seeing them hiding behind their own index finger. That .avi torrent was a result of *bittorent.com’s own search engine* and they have the face to tell *me* that my original screenshot was not representing correctly the app?

Why do they even feel that I would be “sympathetic” to their cause to show Bittorrent under a “better light” to RIAA’s eyes? I don’t understand why they would expect this of me. I am not on their side. In fact, I am not on the side of any P2P application (or RIAA’s for that matter), I don’t give a monkey about “the war” between RIAA and P2P (yawn).

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