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Old 03-08-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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Kazaa for Linux

Anybody knows if exists a serious version of kazaa for linux, I 've read that a lot of version are not good and break some linux system.

Really thanks
Old 03-08-2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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giFT is a p2p application native for linux that has a plugin for the fastrack network (what kazaa uses); find it on

also, here is a link to getting windows kazaa to run on wine (it uses kazaa lite, so search online for a recent version of kazaa lite; it may be hard to find as it has been shutdown by sharman networks)
Old 03-08-2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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If you search the forum you'll find MANY MANY answers.

I lik giFT:

EDIT: TheOneAndOnlySM and I had a brain sync. This has been happening a lot. :-/

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Old 03-08-2004, 09:33 PM   #4
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Try good for me
Old 03-08-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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theres a limewire for linux:
Old 03-08-2004, 10:58 PM   #6
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isn't limewire not good? isn't there a reason that it isn't the most popular p2p?
Old 03-09-2004, 02:02 PM   #7
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Originally posted by /home/dick
isn't limewire not good? isn't there a reason that it isn't the most popular p2p?
Oh yeah... we all know there is a direct correlation between quality and popularity. Just look at windoze :P

Granted, I'm not crazy about Limewire (due mostly to wierd java problems that keep it from closing when i tell it to, and having to manually kill the process) but it works, and has no shortage of downloads. If you can get gIFT running and Fast Track enabled, then try it. I couldnt get it to run right.
Old 03-09-2004, 02:54 PM   #8
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I read the entire thread sometime back...downloaded LimeWire and after a slight issue with the PATH, installed it without a far, it looks cool...downloaded couple of songs..and I feel the time taken was lesser than what Kazaa would have taken for the same file......The best thing is that stability hasn't been compromised even when apps similar to windows are being developed for linux..Kazaa on the other hand has crashed my Windows many times...

I'd like to know how others feel about LimeWire...


Old 03-09-2004, 03:01 PM   #9
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Limewire is great. I can find any song I want and its free. I have been using it from about verson 2.3



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