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View Poll Results: Which Gnutella clients for Windows you like most?
Bearshare 20 10.31%
Gnucleus 10 5.15%
Limewire 107 55.15%
Morpheus 23 11.86%
Phex 14 7.22%
Shareaza 37 19.07%
Swapper 3 1.55%
Xolox 5 2.58%
other - please post which! 20 10.31%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 194. You may not vote on this poll

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  #61 (permalink)  
Old March 11th, 2005
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Indipendent Developer is flying high

I m new on gnutella. What does mean the Quality Parameter i saw in LimeWare? is it may be the number of gnutella nodes connected?


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Old March 24th, 2005
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FiNe ThEn Be LiKe ThAt
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Boumtje23 is flying high


Because it's plain N' Simple
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Old April 17th, 2005
Absolute Infinity
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pengiranijam is flying high

I choose Shareaza because it's can connect to another Gnutella client

I like Shareaza..........
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  #64 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2005
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Icewater101 is flying high

I use imesh and limewire
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Old June 16th, 2005
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sterss is flying high

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Old June 16th, 2005
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Sub7even because it has so many extra features.
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Old June 16th, 2005
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trap_jaw4 is flying high

telnet because it's more customizable than any other client
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Old July 4th, 2005
Join Date: July 4th, 2005
Location: England
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Cybergenetic is flying high

Bearshare is the best Gnutella client I've used... the only thing i disklike about it, is the somewhat annoying animated bear. On the contrary, if it was a picture of a real bear I'd not be bothered...
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Old July 30th, 2005
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reyjfb is flying high

Cabos is the only client that completed downloads on my system in less than 20 minutes
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Old August 20th, 2005
Join Date: July 24th, 2005
Location: dallas Texas
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wolf421 is flying high
Default clients thoughts.

I have used or tried most clients out on the net for p2p networks.
I first tried kazza, it worked fine until it got shut down. Some minor bugs in it. but hey it worked. Then I went to shareza same thing new gui interface and multi-network capable. Worked fine with verison 1. But that all changed when they updated the software. It went to hell in a hand basket, never could download anything without it be fake or corupted in some way. Then it was bearshare nice program hated the interface and all the silly pop-ups wanting me to upgrade etc. Now I'm useing limewire 4.9.23. the latest on the net. DL's run faster than anything I ever got on shareza or kazza. etc. The other night I was dl'ing a file and it was almost 200KBPS transfer rate!!
Now show me a client that will give that to you for free! And even tells you when an update is out and lets you select what type of update you want.
In short Limewire is the one I will use until something comes along thats better..
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