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    Limewire is Dead: Alternatives to Limewire

    • October 28th, 2010 10:24 pm ET

    Limewire, the popular P2P program, is no more.
    Photo: Limewire




    If you recently visited Limewire's official website or opened its P2P program, you probably had this message sprawled on your computer screen:


    “Legal Notice: This is an official notice that Limewire is under a court ordered junction to stop distributing and supporting its file sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal”.
    The once popular P2P file sharing network has been shutdown by a court order; following the likes of Morpheus, Kazaa, and Napster-programs that have faded into the obscurity of the internet.


    Limewire-which allowed its users to infringe on copyrighted and intellectually owned content with no penalty or repercussions-has had it's network annulled and its search function disabled, completely crippling the software. In layman's terms? Despite numerous efforts, Limewire has shown very little interest in constructing an appropriate business model that respected corresponding copyright laws. Finally, after almost a decade of dodging and tip toeing around copyright policies, Limewire has been slapped by legislative powers and sent packing.



    However, all hope is not lost. Now that Limewire is gone, other file-sharing networks are trying to take in some of the millions of stranded refugees under their wing. Some of these programs are venerable and are worth taking a look. Limewire has been the big dog in the P2P world and only time will tell if other programs will turn out to be a venerable successor to Limewire. Check out the list here.



    http://www.examiner.com/gadgets-in-new-york/limewire-is-dead-alternatives-to-limewire

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    my daughter used Limewire quite a bit and was pretty sad. she said something about using Utorrent
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    Yeah, I don't know where I am going to borrow my next song from!
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    It's been dead for me for at least 2 years. I had visions of getting court orders, plus I got sick of my older son downloading porn with disguised names. Do you know how much fun it is to open up Windows Media to some skank getting ass-reamed?

    Not much!

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    reviving: Daughters boyfriend is using something called Frostwire. Works like limewire. Anyone ever heard of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by *DIVA! View Post
    Yeah, I don't know where I am going to borrow my next song from!


    I've heard of Frostwire, but it seems like it'll only be a matter of time before that gets shuts down too, so I haven't bothered installing it. According to my brothers, it's just Limewire again. So I'm not sure how it stands and Limewire is in trouble.

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    Torrents are kinda nice. One of my brothers is into those. He likes a lot of different music and films.

    But I also think that he and his weiner like torrents very much because he hasn't a girlfriend.

    Was that over sharing? Sorry.
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    I was so upset when I saw that message when I logged on.
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    I made some good side money fixing the viruses people got after they used Limewire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    reviving: Daughters boyfriend is using something called Frostwire. Works like limewire. Anyone ever heard of it?
    I'm curious to try it..

    Quote Originally Posted by DitaPage* View Post
    I've heard of Frostwire, but it seems like it'll only be a matter of time before that gets shuts down too, so I haven't bothered installing it. According to my brothers, it's just Limewire again. So I'm not sure how it stands and Limewire is in trouble.
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    i have heard frostwire is just another mask for limewire which was a virus magnet although a good downloader. i highly recommend soulseek. i have used it for years and it's great. the songs you download go into your received files as opposed to a seperate library.



    Soulseek - Slsknet - File sharing software

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    ^^ Ooh thank you so much, Straight! I will definitely check it out.

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    I tried Frostwire for a few minutes for music and they didn't have any individual songs like Limewire did. 43MB for one song? Seemed odd. Deleted.

    Will try soulseek. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    43MB for one song? Seemed odd. Deleted.
    did you check the extension? it might have been a lossless audio file.

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