The Pirate Bay will be turning 10 this year, quite the ripe old age for any website, much less one that’s been the target of such controversy. In preparation for celebrating that birthday, TorrentFreak went looking for the oldest Pirate Bay torrent they could find, and came across Revolution OS.
Not a Hollywood blockbuster, or a chart-topping record, Revolution OS is instead a 2001 documentary about the history of Linux that has been going strong since 2004. TorrentFreak reached out to the director of the film who had this to say: “It’s definitely a problem, but I guess there’s some satisfaction in knowing that REVOLUTION OS still has appeal for some people twelve years later.”
The torrent will have its 9th birthday at the end of this month, that is if it doesn’t lose all of its 38 seeders and two leechers by then. Is there some ancient computer sitting somewhere in a closet, devoted to nothing more than seeding this torrent? Who knows, but it’s still trucking along which is quite the accomplishment, even if it is an illegal one. [TorrentFreak]