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LimeWire

LimeWire is a multi-platform Gnutella client with nice features like auto-connect, groups, browse host, multiple search, upload throttling, connection quality control, library management and sophisticated filtering. It is built for the both the novice and power user.

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  •  06 Dec 2005 06:08

    Release Notes: This release fixes a bug which caused crashes when searching for something with a strange name.

    •  11 Mar 2005 21:00

      Release Notes: This release addresses past security problems. Upgrading is highly recommended.

      •  17 Feb 2005 00:10

        Release Notes: This release adds UPnP support to open firewalls for TCP connections to applications. Support for creative commons licenses and searches has been added. Firewall to firewall support now works in more cases and uses less bandwidth.

        •  17 Nov 2004 21:14

          Release Notes: Firewall to firewall transfer between two firewalled users. The ability to pause downloads. Faster connections. Ogg support in the new MP3 player. An improved look and feel.

          •  18 May 2004 20:18

            Release Notes: A new user interface including a new connection quality meter that gives user feedback on the stability of their network connection. A “What’s New?” feature allowing users to browse the network for the most recent content additions. The ability to search drill down results. Searches now immediately display the artists, albums, and other information that fully describes files. Each search shows at least five times as many results as previously. Support for international searches. Reduced load time.

            Recent comments

            10 Aug 2008 13:18 akorx

            Bad search?
            In this review http://releasenotes.org/limewire (http://releasenotes.org/limewire) I read:

            The developers of LimeWire claim that their software has no ads or any other undesirable content in it. Despite that, there are quite a lot of ads and files with fake names. File names in search results may contain URLs of some sites so pay special attention to what you are downloading.

            Is it true? Thanks

            15 Feb 2004 08:00 hackel

            Re: Stability? Not that I can see

            > I strongly disagree with earlier posts
            > that LimeWire has good stability. I'm
            > using a stock Redhat 7 install and
            > LimeWire (or perhaps rather the JRE that
            > LimeWire requires) has hard-crashed my
            > machine twice in the last three days. I
            > will no longer run this app unattended,
            > and will probably uninstall it if I can
            > find a decent curses-based client.


            Hmm, perhaps you should try not using a distribution that's nearly 3 and a half years old!!!

            23 Jun 2003 15:13 afisk

            Re: Trojan horse
            Wow. There's a lot of misinformation flying around here. There were about 4 days a year ago where LimeWire and almost every other major file sharing application (Kazaa, Grokster, BearShare, etc) were all mistakenly including a desktop shortcut to a program called DLDER.exe that would, in fact, collect information about users for some small company in the midwest. This occurred because each of these companies was partnering with Cydoor, which misled everyone as to the nature of the software. As soon as we found this out, we removed it, and we have not done any business with Cydoor for about 8 months. So, we're talking about a 4 day issue from long ago that was addressed as soon as it was discovered.

            07 Apr 2003 14:00 mojotooth

            Stability? Not that I can see
            I strongly disagree with earlier posts that LimeWire has good stability. I'm using a stock Redhat 7 install and LimeWire (or perhaps rather the JRE that LimeWire requires) has hard-crashed my machine twice in the last three days. I will no longer run this app unattended, and will probably uninstall it if I can find a decent curses-based client.

            03 Apr 2003 18:25 doveclaw

            Limewire
            Like most of the Gnutella clients these days,
            Limewire lacks a very large amount of basic
            features. To cover up these holes they choose to
            implement a host of "flashy" features that, without
            a solid platform, become no more then buzzwards.
            Upload throttling? Barely, lowest setting on DSL
            takes up
            half the bandwidth available to the connection and
            thats without including network overheard!
            Swarming downloads, multiple searches, quality
            control, queues.. It doesn't matter without the
            freedom to modify the client to your connection
            your either going to end up starved of bandwidth
            or unsuccessful in your searches. We should all
            share, but its not worth it if you can't benefit
            yourself. Check out GTK-Gnutella, haven't gone
            back since.. supports bandwidth shaping, swarming
            downloads, queues, etc, etc..

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