what has happened to morpheus??

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need updated version? where to get from?

mike hanle y, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

my version is working fine. have had it since september. dunno what problems yer having with it, Hanle y. is any of your stuff available on Morpheus?

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

i get the same message

anthony, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

of course my masterworks are availabe on morpheus! who do you think I am , Tron!?!

mike hanle y, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

We understand that some of you are having difficulties connecting to your Morpheus User Network. As you know from recent newsletters, Morpheus has been preparing to substantially upgrade the Morpheus software. Unexpectedly, one of our software providers made a significant upgrade to their technology that is currently incompatible with Morpheus.

We share our Morpheus users' frustration with this action and are committed to getting you back up on the network as soon as possible. As a result, we are accelerating the release of our new Morpheus software and within days expect Morpheus users to enjoy the Morpheus Preview Edition. The Morpheus Preview Edition will provide enhanced capabilities, a new, easy-to-use interface and most importantly, will provide access to more search results. In addition, we want to assure our users that, unlike other peer-to-peer networks, we remain committed to a free software product without spy ware.

We appreciate our users' loyalty to the Morpheus product and are committed to providing you with the best peer-to-peer network in the world. We appreciate your patience during this short transition. Please check back for exact availability to download the new Morpheus Preview Edition....

oops!, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I hope Morpheus isn't taking this time to install spyware. And why are they calling it "preview?"

Enjoy using Morpheus much in this household, though the fickleness of the search function can get to me -- you type in a search word, get 15 results, hit enter again for fun and somehow get 100.

Morpheus can also be very disturbing. A few years ago you could read a person's favorite band list and get a pretty good idea of what they were like, how long they'd been into a particular style of music, if they were "your kind of person" -- now that every one has the internet, it means squat. For example, I ran a search on Les Savy Fav, zeroed in on the guy with fastest bandwidth, began downloading, and decided to check out his collection. Pretty hip stuff -- rare Pavement gigs, Belle & Sebastian, Plastikman, the usual indie suspects -- and then, as I got further down his list into the other media types..... literally megs and megs and megs of child pornography. I can't even type out the filenames here. Believe it.

Dallas, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

FatNick has always maintained that there is a link between Belle & Sebastian fandom and child abuse.

DG, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

what about bearshare?

mike hanle y, Thursday, 28 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

The link there is between that and white slavery.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Hang on in there, all the records held by the Morpheus DJ have now had to be transfered to another venue since the Tora Bora bombing of the cave complex where they were previously held. I have got this right haven't I? Anyway this is what I was told by an employee of 'Music City' I met last night in a bar on Warren St.

Mark Brackley, Saturday, 2 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I hope Morpheus isn't taking this time to install spyware. And why are they calling it "preview?"
Hey, KaZaa users didn't seem to mind (mostly because they didn't know until it was too late.)
I find it interesting that Morpheus only alloww transfers of mp3s with a bitrate of 128 or less. And in the FAQ, they pose the question "Why Don't you Allow Transfers of mp3s with a bitrate higher than 128?" But the FAQ skips the question. Goes right from question 2 to question 4. Hmmmmm.

Lord Custos, Saturday, 2 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

so what are you guys using that doens't have spyware while morpheus is down???i want my file sharing...

Queen G, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I too long for new mp3s. Bearshare doesn't seem to work anymore

mike hanle y, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

WinMX

Lord Custos, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.project-insomnia.com/grokster.html

chaki, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

bearshare sounds like a program for gay pornography

kevin enas, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

chickenshare?

electric sound of jim, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

grokster sounds good but you can't run ad aware from lava soft if you use usb printing, which DUH ervyone does

mike hanle y, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

win mx seems to work pretty well, thanks!

mike hanle y, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

What's spy ware? I use audiogalaxy. Does that have spy ware?

maryann, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

What's spy ware?
Spyware is a "trojan horse" program hidden in a real program that watches what you do and every so often sends messages to the company that made the software. It might be innocent stuff like what kinds of things you download (so they can spam you for effeciently, or so they can pass your name onto Metallica/Doctor Dre and other branches of the Federal Gubmint.) But it might also be not-so innocent things like credit card numbers, passwords, whether or not your WinXP is a legit, activated copy or a serial cracked bootleg copy.
And because you never know the shadowy program running in the background is reporting back to its dark masters, spyware is not a good thing. Check out www.scumware.com for some of the nastier examples of spyware.
Also most spyware can be discovered and neutralized with software like "AdAware" or Moosofts "The Cleaner".
Hope this helps.

I use audiogalaxy. Does that have spy ware?
Yes, I think audiogalaxy gas some spyware, but not as bad as Limewire or KaZaa.

Lord Custos, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

winmx=spyware free

QUeen G, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Limewire too!? Crap, I use Limewire on my computer at my office. That can't be good. Guess I should look into this "AdAware" - how does this guy work?

dyson, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

There seems to be a lack of any of the spywear "cleaner" programs for the Mac.

dyson, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link


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