Since limewire is gone whats the best program like it to use.

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  1. Gamer4life
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    Topic says it all
     


  2. soulx

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    uTorrent
     
  3. Stevetry

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    Frostwire is the same program but blue and frosty
     
  4. Nathan Drake

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    This.

    Reliable torrents are better than that shitty service could have ever hoped to be.
     
  5. smash_brew

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    join a private torrent site or usenet. limewire was a terrible thing. lots of viruses.
     
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    lots of viruses if you were dumb experience people knew how to surf it
     
  7. Nathan Drake

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    A private torrent site is only good if you plan to/are able to seed pretty much consistently. If all you do is leech, private torrent sites will kick you quick. Problem is though, not everybody can seed actively, otherwise their ISP gets suspicious. It's why knowing how to use *slash* can come in handy.

    Usenet costs money. The idea of pirating is not paying money. [​IMG]
     
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    Find a site that lists files on file hosting sites and use JDownloader.
     
  9. Nujui

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    I'd go with Frostwire. Sort of the same thing.
     
  10. pocchama1996

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    Peerblock + Utorrent = Great Success.
     
  11. smash_brew

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    i suppose this is kind of true. i am glad it did get shutdown though. i was tired of people i know asking me to fix their computers after they got viruses from lime wire. that and i don't like to use programs that support child porn.
     
  12. mysticwaterfall

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    I would much rather pay 10$ a month then having to deal with the crap with torrents. For instance, you can get stuff that was posted to usenet over 2 years ago without having to worry about weather it's still being seeded or not - it's just there. Also, newsgroups are inherently more secure since it's a connection to one server over an encrypted connection instead of a connection to god knows who that everybody in the world can get access to (and if you are naive enough to think that private trackers protect you in this regard, I have a bridge to sell you...). Much less suspicious from an ISP standpoint to being making a few connections to one server then dozens of upload and download connections to countless people. I could go on for a while, but I'm not really in rant mode, so I'll end it here....
     
  13. Rydian

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    Whenever I need something that's generally found on a P2P network and not a torrent site I go with Ares, though of course it can be lacking at times.
     
  14. twiztidsinz

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    Except you log in with a username/password that is tied to a credit card and the people providing your access keep logs. If they ever got a notice to turn over info, they're going to.
     
  15. Lacius

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    I use PeerBlock and µTorrent. I use PeerBlock and FrostWire when I cannot find a good torrent (although this never happens).
     
  16. Brian117

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    The closest thing to Limewire, is a free program called Frostwire. Same exact thing really. Go try it out.
     
  17. Lilith Valentine

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    To be honest with you all, I don't torrent my music these days, I mostly borrow my friend's CD's or copy the music off their computer if I have my MP3 player with me or my microSD card for it. Which I pretty much always have with me.
     
  18. Ferrariman

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    uTorrent + private tracker

    You will find everything on private trackers and you won't have to worry about about speed or quality

    Or music blogs.
     
  19. twiztidsinz

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    That's still piracy.
     
  20. Lilith Valentine

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    Indeed I know that. I guess I should be clearer. I don't torrent my music anymore