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First successful download from LimeWire - man, this program stinks

post #1 of 12
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Thinking that maybe he better implementation of Java in OS X would mean it would work better, I installed and trieed out LimeWire today. Still stinks. It works now, but it stinks.

In OS 9, not a single download ever started transferring data. Never did a byte of an incoming file arrive at my HD.

In OS X, maybe one in five started downloads actually start, and one in ten finish. Grr. I wish Scour were still here! Why can't Gnutella be like Napster! I thought all peer filesharing programs worked the same way!
post #2 of 12
We really need a fast track client (morpheus/kazaa)

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post #3 of 12
I've downloaded it (LimeWire) several times and it's never worked right. I'm out of the MP3 downloading phase, but I still wish it worked better for those still into it.
post #4 of 12
jeez, what's wrong with you guys?
I never, I repeat, never have a problem with Limewire, on os9 or osx. I have almost always found the mp3's that I was looking for, downloads almost always finish, I always get tons of hits....
Maybe I'm just lucky but I've been using it almost since it came out and I love it.
post #5 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by kaboom:
<strong>jeez, what's wrong with you guys?
I never, I repeat, never have a problem with Limewire, on os9 or osx. I have almost always found the mp3's that I was looking for, downloads almost always finish, I always get tons of hits....
Maybe I'm just lucky but I've been using it almost since it came out and I love it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Perhaps you have a static IP address, or at least have an ISP that allows incoming connections to a dynamic IP? Most people can only connect out, and so cannot connect to each other. That's why a system based around a central server works for them whereas a true P2P system most often does not. Unfortunately a central-server system is much more easily shut down.

-- ShadyG
post #6 of 12
I've succcesfully downloaded stuff from LimeWire. The problem is that it's so slow. I think it's a little better in OS X but overall it still sucks.
post #7 of 12
The problem is not with LimeWire itself; the problem is with the people to whom you are connecting. Remember that users may cut their uploads to a small number or to a small amount of bandwidth if they feel stingy. When I can connect to a good server, I can usually transfer things a-okay.
post #8 of 12
Is the mac community still hot on carracho or not? As the kids like to say today, that used to be the shit! What hapened?
IBL!
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post #9 of 12
Carracho is slowly de-evolving into Hotline. A lot of the servers are turning into "UPLoaD 2 DoWNLoaD!" places where only the elite who whave top-notch software to trade can get in.

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post #10 of 12
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Carracho has been showing a lot more servers that require uploading before giving download priveleges. Hmm - don't follow federal law, but follow our rules!

Jeez. I use Carracho to look around for funny movie clips, stuff you won't find on the Internet. Lots of college stupidity is easily accesible.
post #11 of 12
Anyone try Drumbeat?
iPad2 16 GB Wifi

Who is worse? A TROLL or a person that feeds & quotes a TROLL? You're both idiots.....
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iPad2 16 GB Wifi

Who is worse? A TROLL or a person that feeds & quotes a TROLL? You're both idiots.....
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post #12 of 12
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Where can I find Drumbeat?
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