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Old 01-22-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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Kazaa for linux


Hi

is there a Kazaa kinda thing for Linux, its one of the things which still makes me use Windows! If someone has done a Kazaa for Linux like MSN Messenger/aMSN Messenger that would be the best, then i dont have to learn to use a differnt set up!

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Old 01-22-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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try these instructions to use kazaa using wine : http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=109746

there is also mldonkey
http://www.mldonkey.org/

and giFT
http://gift.sourceforge.net/

apollon giFT's gui
http://apollon.sourceforge.net/

they all use kazaa network (fasttrack)
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:09 PM   #3
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i've been always wonder... does software like mldonkey, lime..etc will they have access to kazza network? or they use their own network.

you know most windoze user out there use kazza / winmx, if mldonkey , etc software can't access to their network, it would be kindda pointlness
(that is, of course assuming mldonkey's network don't carry the media that you are looking for, and somehow kazza has it)
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:45 PM   #4
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i wanna see what its like in that "world" that makes you people need the kazaa network, cause personally i think its terrible ... and there is so many instances when you download something and you get something else which is truely annoying ...
anyways i am not starting anything so no need to respond to them comments, i am just throwing in my opinion ... and to back up my rant, i will recommend something that beats any p2p app hands down and its DCGUI-QT
anyways, for starters there is that link mentioned above on getting kazaa working under linux, if you wanna try that, and there is native linux p2p apps that use the kazaa network ... problem is i don't know off hand which clients they are cause like stated, i wouldn't use it ... but what i will do is leave this link for you can go find one ... there is a couple hundred p2p apps in that link so just read the descriptions and you will see which use what network ...
by hitting ctrl-f and typing kazaa on the first page of the link i gave you it came up with this -> http://sourceforge.net/projects/apollon/ which uses the the kazaa network ..
doing a search for giFT will also yield results your looking for ...
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:00 PM   #5
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The KaZaa link doesn't seem to work with the 20040121 build of WINE. Neither does DC++, which used to at least start up properly with WINE20031212. Now both of them can't even get off the ground.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:49 PM   #6
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I'd say you can't go wrong with LimeWire, it's a very nice and easy-to-use P2P application, and it runs on the Gnutella network which, IMHO, seems to have much better file integrity than FastTrack...

GTK-Gnutella is also good, but its interface is so radically different from what you'd be used to, that I couldn't see you using it as a KaZaA replacement.

Also, there's Platero which is buggy as hell at the moment, but it supports pretty much all the major networks, and it has a very KaZaA-like interface... but I personally prefer, and use, LimeWire.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:52 PM   #7
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well first, the kazaa link does work (just may have been down or something when you tried) as of dc++, why are you trying to run that ?
i gave a link for dcgui-qt which is way better than any direct connect client that ever existed for windows, so why not just use that?
there is absolutly no need to run a p2p client through wine ... there is soooooo many options, that this can be completely avoided ...
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:58 PM   #8
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I'm am using (right now actually) giFT and Apollon very well for KaZaA.... You just need to get gift, fast track plugin for gift and apollon....everything works just fine....
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:06 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by DrOzz
well first, the kazaa link does work (just may have been down or something when you tried) as of dc++, why are you trying to run that ?
i gave a link for dcgui-qt which is way better than any direct connect client that ever existed for windows, so why not just use that?
there is absolutly no need to run a p2p client through wine ... there is soooooo many options, that this can be completely avoided ...
OK, I finally got KaZaa to work under WINE. But not DC++. dcgui-qt is really hard to use but it works.

IE, which installed fine using the script found at http://bylands.dur.ac.uk/~mh/wine-ie/, no longer installs properly.

It seems like 80% of Windows applications fail to work properly or load under WINE, and errors appear for every application that does work except for the WINE notepad (which was built by the WINE developers themselves). Is there something I'm doing wrong? Everything in .wine/config seems okay.

Last edited by vincebs; 01-22-2004 at 11:15 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:08 AM   #10
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I use mlDonkey. I haven't really had trouble finding anything on there (at least not more than I had finding it on Kazaa for Windows), although sometimes the download speeds are not as fast.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:21 AM   #11
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