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Old June 1st, 2001
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Question Window ME and gnutella clients

I haven't ever used gnutella before and some of the comments I've read on the forum lead me to believe it requires an intrepid spirit to embark on this journey. If anyone has any suggestions regarding clients which seem to cause the least number of problems with Windows ME (and any other helpful info you'd like to give) I might wade into the water. My system has 128mb ram, 20 gig hard drive, 56k dial-up modem. The following software is also on the system: zonealarm firewall, real player and realjukebox, musicmatch jukebox, norton antivirus, and quicktime player.

Thanks so much,
Adrienne

P.S. I've noticed the messages can be a tad brisk on this forum. Please feel free to ignor this message (wouldn't want anyone to get carpal tunnel) if you don't have a constructive or pleasant comment because I work with unpleasant people all day everyday and I like to avoid it on my downtime. Gives me a stomach ache.
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Default Re: Window ME and gnutella clients

Hallo Adrienne:

[If anyone has any suggestions regarding clients which seem to cause the least number of problems with Windows ME]

There are too many good servents (client+server) out there, so it is very hard to suggest one to you. I think the best advice I could give you is this: Download many and test them all to find out which one fits your needs best - not only in stability and performance, but also one with an user interface you will like.

In terms of stability I would suggest you use one of the 'bigger' clients like Limewire or Bearshare*, whose forums are well inhabited too, so that it will be easier for you to gather help if needed.
Have a look also on Gnucleus (which is my personal favourite) or Phex - both are clients under development with very promising future, but maybe not the right ones for beginners. Take also a look on Gnotella - a small client with some good features.

The chosing of a servent is highly subjective and personal, though. So do not be disappointed if you hear 'this is best' - 'that is best' from other people. As said, get some, test some, which suits you best you keep.

[My system has 128mb ram, 20 gig hard drive, 56k dial-up modem.]
This is truly enough for gnutelling. The only bottleneck ( a little :) is the modem. So I suggest you limit the number of connects to 3 maximum - the more you connect, the more bandwidth is eaten. The programs you are using are ok. An antivirus is a must, a firewall is good - keep them.

Yes, the messages here are really a little brisk sometimes, esp. in Bearshare forum. You will recognize fast, I think, which people like to flame and which ones do not. This can not be mended, I fear, only ignored. But you will never get a brisk answer from me ;), and feel free to ask again if you have more questions. So:
good gnutelling, and many

Greetings........



*Bearshare: There are some 'privacy' and 'adware' issues. It is not my point here to discuss them. Besides these issues it is a very stable, reliable, good-written client which is surely worth a try. In v2.2.4 there is also the possibility to NOT install the bundled by-products.
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