It is interesting to note that the internet had a humble beginning as academic projects, and the primary reason behind connecting the computers across various universities in the USA was the need to transfer files and share information (and thus communicate in the process). Even today, downloading and uploading (which must precede the former!) are essential activities on the internet. The information revolution generated a humongous amount of data. In the process it also digitized a lot of non-digital data. The requirement, and the availability of data online, has led to the craze to download files, information, etc. at one’s ease.
Thus, millions of gigabytes of data are uploaded and downloaded from the servers to the client computers across the world every day. Items downloaded may include songs, software, data files, pictures, databases, information modules, or anything else. We do it almost everyday – in fact, the simple activity of sending or downloading an e-mail attachment is an instance of uploading/downloading. Because downloading is such an essential requirement, many software have been designed to manage downloads, or speed them up, or help us in finding them. Bigger files like full movies or large software suites would take a lot of time on narrow bandwidth; the broadband and ISP revolution was in reaction to the need for faster downloads of larger files. Many websites have created archives of popular downloads, like songs and software. Downloading has inspired the concept of Peer-to-peer sharing as well.
In this section of the webdirectory, we provide links to many popular downloads like MP3, software, movies and much more.