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Old 06-16-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question Limewire -vs- Frostwire P2P


I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is any difference between using Limewire P2P program on Linux -vs- Frostwire? I was wondering if they both pulled searches from the same servers or if one was better than the other?
 
Old 06-16-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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They both use the gnutella network. You should get identical results.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 09:34 AM   #3
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I believe they are built from the same source code. Only one main difference. Limewire has a bandwidth limit... around 225-250 KB/s (or close to that) unless you buy the Limewire Pro. Frostwire has no bandwidth limit.
 
Old 06-18-2007, 08:55 AM   #4
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I believe they are built from the same source code. Only one main difference. Limewire has a bandwidth limit... around 225-250 KB/s (or close to that) unless you buy the Limewire Pro. Frostwire has no bandwidth limit.
Plus, Frostwire has no ads or popup reminders nagging you to buy the Pro version...because there isn't one. Frostwire is all free and all good.


Remember kids; Frostwire > Limewire.


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Old 06-18-2007, 10:23 AM   #5
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Who says you have to buy Limewire Pro? Not many people know, but Limewire IS opensource, so even though they sell it, they are obliged to distribute it freely. Link Removed (was illegal)!

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Old 06-19-2007, 09:09 AM   #6
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Who says you have to buy Limewire Pro? Not many people know, but Limewire IS opensource, so even though they sell it, they are obliged to distribute it freely. Go get it!
Even so, Frostwire is inherently better than Limewire because there is no Pro version; therefore there are no nagging reminders that you should buy the upgrade, and there are no limitations placed on Frostwire because they want you to pay for said upgrade in order to access the full potential of your own bandwidth.


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Old 06-19-2007, 11:41 AM   #7
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Even so, Frostwire is inherently better than Limewire because there is no Pro version; therefore there are no nagging reminders that you should buy the upgrade, and there are no limitations placed on Frostwire because they want you to pay for said upgrade in order to access the full potential of your own bandwidth.


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Duh?! Nagging reminders? Have you read my post clearly? Why get the free(restricted) version when you can get the pro version itself for free, I have it and there is no limit or whatever here.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #8
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Duh?! Nagging reminders? Have you read my post clearly?
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Why get the free(restricted) version when you can get the pro version itself for free, I have it and there is no limit or whatever here.
It's been so long since I've used Limewire that I didn't think the Pro version was available for free. And I'll admit, I didn't follow the link in your previous post. Thanks for the link, and the info...they are both useful and appreciated.


I'd still rather use Frostwire to support it's developers. I like that they weren't happy with the commercial motivation of the original Limewire project and decided to do something about it.

Plus it's blue.


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Old 06-19-2007, 06:31 PM   #9
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Instructions to get unrestricted, free, without nagging reminders LimeWire for those who are interested.
 
  


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