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vishal sharma 28Jul2004 09:27

P2P Programs - a review..
 
by- vishal sharma
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I guess I should give the standard warning never to download any copyrighted material, music, programs, mp3s, etc. Yes, don't do that, you evil evil person you. However (how did you know this was coming), since this is such a big part of the internet for people I would be remiss in not reviewing some of the top programs out there.
Kazaa Lite
Rating:
Cost: Free

Review: Kazaa contains spyware, but Kazaa Lite doesn't. Yes some brilliant little computer nerd (sorry about that) came a long and removed all the junk that regular Kazaa has. Gone is the spyware, gone is the unnecessary junk, and what's left is the best file sharing program around. You can find everything on the Kazaa network without having the drawbacks of Kazaa. This is a must download and you can get it here Kazaa Lite.

Direct Connect
Rating:
Cost: Free

Review: Don't get turned off by the Direct Connect layout, it takes a little getting used to, especially the first time you connect to a HUB, but once you do you'll find an amazing assortment of mp3 files, software, dvd's, and anything else you have the urge to download. The BIG problem with Direct Connect is you have to connect to various hubs, and these hubs have minimum requirements, some like, "20 gigs" of shared files before you're allowed on...so you'll find getting on a hub to be annoying at times and it isn't exactly the friendliest program to use. If you want to get a copy of this program you can get it here Direct Connect.

Kazaa
Rating:
Cost: Free

Review: It's a very good P2P, but it has spyware!! So use Kazaa Lite, I still rate it better then Morpheus though, because well, that also contains spyware but doesn't work :) So, stick with Kazaa Lite, but if you absolutely have to, then download this Kazaa.

Morpheus 2.0
Rating:
Cost: Free

Review: A once great P2P on a sad decline. That's the general feeling you get when you use this new version of Morpheus. Adware / Spyware, umm, something like that is added to your computer, the searches are less then spectacular, oh and umm, I do get disconnected a lot from it. Generally not worth the download! If you want you can get it here though Morpheus 2.0


more later....

libervisco 22Aug2004 09:04

Re: P2P Programs - a review..
 
I would also add Gnutella (open source client) and winmx which is simply great and has a great network of peers.

And who said i used them.. :D

EDIT: Whoops, gnutella is actually only a p2p network. Here is phex which is the simple file sharing program using gnutella net work (according to their site). There may be others however.

Daniel :cool:


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