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Red face what's the deal with the clients??

is there anyone who can explain to me what the difference between the clients is?? which should I choose, I'm not good at those things
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Old July 7th, 2001
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Default Re: what's the deal with the clients??

[is there anyone who can explain to me what the difference between the clients is?? which should I choose, I'm not good at those things]

Hallo:

You see, as is with other programs too, there are differences in appearance, for example. Some clients will group results, some will have this feature, others that - so the best tip I could give to you is to try some and keep the one (or two or three whichs suits you best.

If you want I will suggest my favourite client to you*, but keep in mind that this is highly subjective!

Greetings....


*Gnucleus, of course.
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Default Re: what's the deal with the clients??

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is there anyone who can explain to me what the difference between the clients is?? which should I choose, I'm not good at those things
What car should I buy?
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Old July 9th, 2001
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Default Re: what's the deal with the clients??

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is there anyone who can explain to me what the difference between the clients is?? which should I choose, I'm not good at those things
BearShare, of course.
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Old July 10th, 2001
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Unregistered had the best point... it's hard to say until you use them... I personally enjoy limewire and I don't think I'm about to switch to another client... however depending on your needs and you configuration and knowledge you may need a different client... bottom line download one and try it... if you can't understand it or don't like try another... and remember some problems are because of the network and not the client application so if you notice that downloads are slow on one particular client that just means that you got a bad host.... it isn't the clients fault...
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Old July 11th, 2001
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Default TechTV says BearShare better then LimeWire

TechTV gave BearShare four out of five stars, LimeWire only got three.

http://www.techtv.com/audiofile/stor...324236,00.html

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Old July 11th, 2001
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Default LimeWire

I am totally biased but this p2p author gave LimeWire 4 stars which was his highest rating across all file sharing clients:
http://www.openp2p.com/pub/a/p2p/200...lesharing.html

http://www.limewire.com/download

-greg
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Old July 11th, 2001
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Post Forbes

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Also, Forbes gave LimeWire best napster clone.

Kirby
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Old July 11th, 2001
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Default P2P Review

I like P2P but it's review is dated "04/09/2001" and it was reviewing a version of BearShare that is five versions back from the pressent one. Which is the one that TechTV was reviewing.

Unless one or both of P2P and TechTV are biased this just shows that BearShare is getting better while LimeWire is getting worse or worse in comparison to BearShare.

What was the date or the versions in the Forbes review?

But then maybe I am just totally biased.
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That was the June issue of Forbes.com (magazine only).

There really is an infinite list of these reviews and ratings from around the world. We get tens of thousands of hits per day from various references - I expect BearShare gets a fair bit more since they are more well known at the moment.
You need to judge for yourself. It is a matter of personal taste. I think things like LimeWire's grouping of search results into a multi-download lists and our smart-downloading should generally allow you to get better results. However, if you have a low power machine, you might not work as well.

The fact that we are available on Linux, Mac and Windows should be useful to a lot of people.

-greg
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