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CuteMX

CuteMX was an early P2P file sharing program that emerged in the aftermath of Napster's demise. Like services such as Napster and Scour, CuteMX used a centrally-located server for connecting users of the service and their shared files. CuteMX was developed by GlobalSCAPE in 2000 but unlike Napster, the service wasn't around long enough to gain a dedicated user base. GlobalSCAPE announced in July 2000 that they had shut down CuteMX temporarily due to Napster's ongoing court battles.[1] The last version of the CuteMX client (2.5) was released in August 2000 with content filtering technology meant to prevent trading of illegal files and to appease the movie and music recording industries.[2][3] In spite of efforts to avoid litigation, no further versions of the CuteMX program were released and the service quietly went offline.

The "MX" in the CuteMX name stood for "Media eXchange"[4]

Technology

The CuteMX client had an integrated version of Windows Media Player. Additional client features included DCC (direct client-to-client) transfer for trusted users and private chat and instant messaging functionality.[5]

References

  1. ^ CuteMX has been shut down
  2. ^ CuteMX 2.5 Beta for Windows 95/98/NT
  3. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NEW/is_2000_Nov_6/ai_66672461
  4. ^ GlobalSCAPE - Press Releases
  5. ^ CuteMx - The Sonic Spot

External links

  • GlobalSCAPE new products press release - November 15, 1999
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