kast Launcher 1.2 beta

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by cspace, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2002
    kast Launcher is an OS X front end for the new kast p2p software, which features efficient use of bandwidth and digital signatures.


    With kast, you can...

    1. subscribe to channels that match your interests

    2. go to bed

    3. wake up in the morning to the files that have arrived on your subscribed channels

    4. feel certain that the files are legit, thanks to konspire2b's heavy-duty, automatic, digital signatures

    5. unsubscribe from channels that disappoint you

    6. build trust for a channel owner's tastes over time (owners are completely responsible for what goes out on their channels)

    7. spend the time that you used to spend searching doing other less frustrating things (see 8 for a suggestion)

    8. start a channel to broadcast your own files
  2. macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2003

    IT SOUNDS GREAT I DOWNLOADED IT subscribed to some stuff but how the hell do u download
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Once you've subscribed to a channel, you leave the app running and wait for the channel owners to broadkast stuff, which you then receive.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2002
    What´s the matter with those digital signatures?
    Does this smell like spyware or DRM stuff!??!
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2002
    it's neither. it's just there to ensure that only the channel owner (or whomever they give the sender's key to) can broadkast on the channel. it's done this way to prevent people from hijacking the channel. it's more like encrypted email than DRM. certainly not spyware.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2002
    1 Loop
    uhh so someone elce decides what files i want, no thanks...........
  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2002
    thanks for showing this to me - it's really quite cool. You'd be surprised how closed-minded people are... most don't even know exactly what files they want.

    I really like the station/channel system of radios... because really, I can get exposure to all kinds of music that I like without having to know band names, CD names, song titles, or anything, I know what stations give me good music so I can listen to them and hear good music. I know what kinds of music I like, but could I tell you every band I like? No. And can I go search for every song I like? no. This saves me time, and I get good stuff at the same time.

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