yes, got to agree with leonscape here.. sometimes though you've got no choice but to venture beyond what your distro provides, which is what you've had to do with LimeWire..
On this subject, if you're using Mandrake, i'd recommend that you add some more sources of software which has been specially prepared for the distro, which can then be easily installed using Mandrake Control Centre.
To do this, go to -
This is an easy-to-use means of setting up the Mandrake URPMI software installer so that it includes sources ('Mirrors') from the WWW.
I would recommend you choose to add the 'Contrib' and 'PLF' sources. Make sure that you use the sources correct for your distribution - ie, choose Mandrake Version carefully.
The website will give you a couple of lines of code that need to be copied into a console window (you'll need also to make sure you switch to the root user by typing 'su' then entering your root password).. the easiest way to copy is to highlight the lines of code with your left mouse button, then go into your console window and click the middle mouse button - the code will be copied, you just need to press 'enter'...
If all goes well, the new software will be available from within Mandrake Control Centre - just search for what you want, select it, and it will be downloaded and installed for you. By far the easiest way of installing!