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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:55 am

Can anyone help me with some file sharing (or is this no longer socially acceptable?)

I used to download until my home computer got fried. I had to delete everything and start over and the computer guy that looked at my computer said that it was either something in Kazaa or another file sharing program that did it.

It's been more than a year now and I want to get some of those back again. Is this safe to do anymore? Is there a safe site to use? Thanks.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:46 am

BearShare is my favorite to use. It's a Gnutella network program and it's very good. It puts something similar to the weather bug on your computer(which can be closed down after it loads up) and it rarely ever brings any pop-up ads up.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:29 pm

I like Ares. Very similar to KaZaA, but you don't get those messed up songs with all the buzzing halfway through, and I havn't had too many problems with it in general.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:49 pm

Thanks guys. I'll try both.

Either of you ever have trouble with a file sharing program messing with you harddrive?
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:29 pm

Also, as opposed to Kazaa try Kazaa-lite. KL emulates K and rides on their network but includes none of the other crap that K installs and runs while it's operating.
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Postby Chopper » Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:42 pm

I've been out of the sharing biz for 9 or 10 months, now. Got nervous about prosecutions as well as a little twinge of hypocritic guilt as I chastised my kids for doing exactly what I was doing.

Anyway, I tried at least a half dozen different programs and I liked WinMX far and away the best. No frills, but nothing screwy and always reliable.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:37 pm

I tried LimeWire, and it screwed up my computer bigtime. I couldn't access the internet at all, etc. I think I started a thread on it a couple months ago. Anyway, Ares is all I've used since K-Lite started to suck.
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Postby Canacuna » Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:06 pm

Chopper wrote:I've been out of the sharing biz for 9 or 10 months, now. Got nervous about prosecutions as well as a little twinge of hypocritic guilt as I chastised my kids for doing exactly what I was doing.

Anyway, I tried at least a half dozen different programs and I liked WinMX far and away the best. No frills, but nothing screwy and always reliable.


I really like WinMX too. After Napster went down, I went with WinMX. I had a 'lil affair with KaZaA, but ultimately came back to good 'ol WinMX.
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Postby Tavish » Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:37 pm

Chopper wrote:I've been out of the sharing biz for 9 or 10 months, now. Got nervous about prosecutions as well as a little twinge of hypocritic guilt as I chastised my kids for doing exactly what I was doing.


Major props Chopper (makes feel much younger using that phrase). ;-D
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Postby JTWood » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:48 am

I've used LimeWire and Poisoned with no ill results. I've had a problem with availability of files since I use a Mac, but other than that, I've been pleased with them both - particularly Poisoned. Poisoned searches four file-sharing networks including Gnutella.
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