CocoGnut is a program written for RISC OS that enables you to find and download
files such as audio, video, documents and programs which are shared by other users on the
Gnutella network. CocoGnut is one of many clients designed to run on the Gnutella network, and there are clients available
for most popular operating systems.
The Gnutella network is a based on the peer-to-peer organisation. In a nutshell, this means that there are no
central machines on the network and anyone who joins the network becomes part of it. No-one owns the Gnutella network, which means
that it cannot be shut down by hackers or government organisations, unlike networks such as the original
Audiogalaxy system, where clients such as the
Satellite client for RISC OS are
no longer usable. It is important to realise that you should not download, nor make available for upload, copyrighted files to which
you do not have permission from the copyright holder.
GigaTux is run by the author of CocoGnut and provides RISC OS support.