Who use LimeWire?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I have installed LimeWire but then promptly deleted it because it created a Shared folder within my Systems Folder and felt uncomfortable. Can someone logged onto LimeWire access other files outside of LimeWire's created Shared Folder. I am using Norton's Firewall but felt that LimeWire's Gnuttella is rewriting access protocal. Am I too paranoid or is there some truth to my suspicion? :eek:
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  • Reply 1 of 27
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    Yes, they can gain access to your entire system. The FBI is on their way to your house right now. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.



    Stop stealing.
  • Reply 2 of 27
    kwondokwondo Posts: 217member
    Thanks for the witty comment Willoughby...I have yet ran LimeWire and if it is a software that hacks and takes softwares from the desktop I'm not interested. It was a forwarded install that a person sent. I don't know anything about Gnutella (or any software programing) but have seen its reference on Appleinsider board and some have made good comments about it.



    On a side note I am looking for a good interface/software that allows me to connect onto my DSL service. My current software that was supplied by Earthlink DSL keeps disconnecting after first few seconds. I then have to reconnect several times to get good stable connection. Is Gnutella something that similar to an Apple's Remote Access or is Gnutella a different browser software?
  • Reply 3 of 27
    whisperwhisper Posts: 735member
    [quote]Originally posted by kwondo:

    <strong>On a side note I am looking for a good interface/software that allows me to connect onto my DSL service. My current software that was supplied by Earthlink DSL keeps disconnecting after first few seconds. I then have to reconnect several times to get good stable connection. Is Gnutella something that similar to an Apple's Remote Access or is Gnutella a different browser software?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Gnutella is a data transfer protocol/application and has absolutely nothing to with Apple Remote Access or anyother dialer software. Think of it as kind of web browser, except not for the web.



    OS X has built in support for PPPoE, so it has no need for extra apps. If you're running OS 9.x, you're stuck with what you've got. Or at least I don't know of any other solutions.
  • Reply 4 of 27
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    you can use any folder you want. I have created a "Limewire Downloads" in my Documents folder. You should at least have one, any, document in that folder since many people turn 'freeloading off' that means if you dont share anything, you dont get anything either.



    Seeing we dont have any Kazaa clients (dammit) I think LimeWire is the best P2P we got.



    It has issues sometimes with finding files... like give it a good 5-10 minutes to find as many servers as possible, otherwise you wont find anything.
  • Reply 5 of 27
    eskimoeskimo Posts: 474member
    There is also edonkey available for OSX, <a href="http://www.edonkey2000.com"; target="_blank">www.edonkey2000.com</a>
  • Reply 6 of 27
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eskimo:

    <strong>There is also edonkey available for OSX, <a href="http://www.edonkey2000.com"; target="_blank">www.edonkey2000.com</a></strong><hr></blockquote>



    Is this faster than Limewire? because Limewire can be very slow at times.
  • Reply 7 of 27
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    We should start up an AI eDonkey2k hub!
  • Reply 8 of 27
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    [quote]We should start up an AI eDonkey2k hub!<hr></blockquote>



    Can someone explain about eDonkey and how it works etc? Is it more like Hotline/Carracho (you find your own goddam servers), or Gnutella like (finds servers automatically)? What's it like? See, I don't have MacOS X...
  • Reply 9 of 27
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    wow.... eDonkey... not



    How the fvck does it work?



    Half the buttons dont work, no instructions... boh. Baffling is an understatement
  • Reply 10 of 27
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>wow.... eDonkey... not



    How the fvck does it work?



    Half the buttons dont work, no instructions... boh. Baffling is an understatement</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Sounds like I'll be sticking with Limewire...
  • Reply 11 of 27
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    I really hate the X version of Limewire...not in line with the 9 version at all, slow itself, crappy interface (not the looks, the use), unstable, slows down X a lot....ehh. Aquisistion looks like a great start but I cant get it to work very well.
  • Reply 12 of 27
    I use limewire regularily. The current interface sucks compared to the old one though (wasted space in the search panel, etc). Also, repeating a search isn't included anymore.. one must retype the query.



    [ 04-25-2002: Message edited by: sjpsu ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 27
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Spart:

    <strong>I really hate the X version of Limewire...not in line with the 9 version at all, slow itself, crappy interface (not the looks, the use), unstable, slows down X a lot....ehh. Aquisistion looks like a great start but I cant get it to work very well.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    For me the OS 9 version was just as slow if not slower than the X version.
  • Reply 14 of 27
    bradbowerbradbower Posts: 1,068member
    I use LimeWire. It's slow, the interface sucks (and it always has, though I concede it has been improving, little by little), it's ad-ware, and it's getting harder and harder to find the things I want lately.



    Aquisition is fairly quick, the interface is pleasant and quite usable, but it just doesn't work, for anybody, it seems.



    I'll have to try eDonkey. But right away I am underwhelmed because (a) it's a Windows port, (b) I'm already hearing bad reports... and (c) what the hell kind of name is eDonkey2000? A lame one



    But really, the best way to get copious amounts of music or videos or even software (lots and lots of.. freeware.. ) is from friends via IRC (DCC), or HTTP, or FTP, or even Hotline/Carracho. I'm not saying it's for everyone, before another flamer acting like Willoughby chews me out, but I do have plenty of good reasons. And I don't have to justify them to you.
  • Reply 15 of 27
    If you don't like the default LimeWire client, you should really try one of the two Cocoa third-party apps.



    <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13951&db=mac"; target="_blank">Fern </a>is built using the original LimeWire code with the Java bridge.

    <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13373&db=mac"; target="_blank">Aquisition</a> , however, is rewritten from the ground up.



    Both are, IMO, much Snappier? and better to use than the official LimeWire client.



    [ 04-25-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 27
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>If you don't like the default LimeWire client, you should really try one of the two Cocoa third-party apps.



    <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13951&db=mac"; target="_blank">Fern </a>is built using the original LimeWire code with the Java bridge.

    <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13373&db=mac"; target="_blank">Aquisition</a> , however, is rewritten from the ground up.



    Both are, IMO, much Snappier? and better to use than the official LimeWire client.



    [ 04-25-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I've never tried Fern, but I'm another one of those people that couldn't get Aquisition to work.
  • Reply 17 of 27
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    For me the OS 9 version was just as slow if not slower than the X version.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    theyre both equally slow for me too, but i found the older version was easier to understand/navigate.

    i dont worry too much about the shared folder anymore. surprisingly, i dont get too many ppl who upload from me. must be my awful taste in music. LOL! (yet all they ever want to upload are the bon jovi songs...go figure.)
  • Reply 18 of 27
    bradbowerbradbower Posts: 1,068member
    Fern &gt; LimeWire.



    For so many reasons that I am too lazy to type out, because I'm too busy downloading music! Check VersonTracker's user feedback thing for some.. well, feedback.. on Fern..



    Try it, you won't be sorry you did.
  • Reply 19 of 27
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    Holy &[email protected]&$% Fern is great! Beats LimeWire without question.



    I had tried Fern a long time ago, and it simply didnt work, so I never tried it again.



    The ONLY gripe/comment I possibly have is there is no function for downloading one file from multiple sources.



    Once that gets kicked in (if ever) it'll be 10/10 for me.
  • Reply 20 of 27
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    [quote]Originally posted by bradbower:

    <strong>I'm not saying it's for everyone, before another flamer acting like Willoughby chews me out, but I do have plenty of good reasons. And I don't have to justify them to you.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Dude, did you just call me gay? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    Its none of my business anyway. I'm just surprised that this many people on AI steal. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    Being a developer, I know I'd be pissed if someone was stealing my hard work. oh well.
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