Tucows is going down.

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  1. GumbyNoTalent

    GumbyNoTalent Member

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    https://tucows.com/retired/
    Most people who were around in the 90's and the start of the interwebs will have fond memories of Tucows as the place to download, just like Walnut Creek was the CD to buy for early Linux and software.
     
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    ahh good old tucows, haven't been there since the 2000's.
     
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  3. Flamin Joe

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    Wow what a trip down memory lane. Thought I would check out the Tucows domain on Way Back Machine and when selecting the local affliate site I selected South Australia since that's where I lived at the time only to be reminded that my ISP back then (chariot.net.au) was the local affliate. I haven't heard that name for years! It was my ISP all through the late 90's very early 2000's, played Ultima Online on that 56K connection I had. Damn I'm getting nostalgic over an ISP lol.
     
  4. Snoops

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    Wow tucows, so many visits to that site back in the day.

    winsock... has crashed... again....
     
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    What are you trumpeting on about? :)
     
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  6. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    It's 1998 and I'm downloading MASSIVE 4MB programs using GetRight to split the file up between different Tucows mirrors so that it comes down in under an hour.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, just firing up Netscape Navigator to update my bookmarks, and then jumping on to MSN Messenger & ICQ to share the news with my contact lists :lol:

    Tucows what a blast from the past!
     
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    Ahh the memories. Get right and flashget classic.
     
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    Wow... Blast from the past!

    Z...
     
  10. RnR

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    Tucows and simtel20 - thanks for the good times!
     
  11. Snoops

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    Around the same time I was using Usenet interactively... For the articles naturally...
     
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    Naturally... articles as in rec.arts.erotica :weirdo:
     
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    winamp providing the tunes in the background?:lol:
     
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  14. Snoops

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    On a system running raid0 deskstar drives.. I was lucky though, none of mine failed.... I was the only one.
     
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    It really kicks the llama's arse

    For some reason I remember the 'ESS Audiodrive' one really vividly too. I think it was because it wasn't genuine Soundblaster programs would play up with it.
     
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    Man, an undying Deathstar. IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!
     
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    Shame about tucows..

    May all your data be mirrored!
     
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    I still have a working 30GB Deathstar... Well, working last time it was plugged in anyway.
     
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    This reminds of a man who complains when his car won't start and he says, "Well it worked yesterday."
     
  20. mAJORD

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    Tell you what is still around, and looking almost as it was back in the day..

    www.majorgeeks.com
     

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