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Old 02-10-2004, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What file sharing programs do you use and why do you use them! why are they good?

for me
IRC > Kazaa Lite > WINMX > Bit Torrent

IRC~
Most reliable, and fast IMHO. But you cant find "Old" files really on irc. Its all new stuff.

Kazaa Lite ~
Alot of people think this program is a virus pool and probably it is. But I believe if you take care of your computer and use Kazaa Lite right, you are pretty much safe.
(I run virus scan every day at 5:30 am)

WinMX ~
This program is really good for mp3's, theres alot of trance music which I cannot find on Kazaa Lite. Never failed me.

Bit Torrent ~
I completely hate this program, I believe its a bandwidth eater, This is my LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST resort. HATE IT! but its efficient, but my computer is useless for like a week if i decide to use this program to download a big file.
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Old 02-10-2004, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BitTorrent, Kazaa, IRC

Kazaa-relatively fast
IRC-fast with large selection of files
Azureus BitTorrent Clien-the only P2P program that I know of that works in my collerge dorm room.
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I'm totally with spfd on this ...

IRC>kazaa lite >imesh >winmx>bit torrent

I hate bit torrent for hogging up my system ... other than that ..no issues ...
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DC++ beats em all
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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isnt that for dreamcast only?
i installed it a couple days ago
didnt connect to hubs guessing my router wasnt set right, i was too lazy so i just uninstalled it
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I tried DC++. Didn't work on school network so I got rid of it and went back to BitTorrent.
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Old 02-11-2004, 01:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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IRC - easy to find files, sometimes throughput is low and search is limited. you have to browse

Kazaa - i owe a lot ot this program but i'm alittle wary of the f***** RIAA and speeds have dropped

eDonkey,Overnet - i'm now using it for the first time and speeds are low and also bandwidth is being eaten up like mustard in a hot dog contest. however, there's plenty of files and resources. maybe the low speeds are because i'm behind an unconfigured router...

Ares, eMule - haven't tried them. they're installed in my PC but never tried them but i've heard good things about them.
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You should try Ares it is not all that popular, but real efficient. Just think of it as a WinMX, but with a much much better interface.

I use KAZAAlite, if Ares fails me.
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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both kazaa lite and eMule. mostly kazaa lite but my wife prefer using eMule.
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