A social community that facilitates files sharing through a so called peer-to-peer (p2p) network.
Version: 5.1.0Tribler is a social community that facilitates filesharing through a so called peer-to-peer (p2p) network. A p2p network is structural different to a server-computer structure, where every user downloads its files from one central server.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Within p2p the user/downloader becomes also an uploader to the next user. In this way there is no central computer that provides every file to all users.
When the tribler program is started it will automatically start searching other users that have tribler running on their computer. When a connection is established it starts exchanging information.
First it exchanges personal information (such as your avatar picture, your friends list, download history, etc.) and information about files that are available in the network. These files may be personal, shared files, but also files that one has received from another person.