LimeWire
LimeWire
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LimeWire5.5.16

02 October 2010

Gnutella network file sharing app.

Overview

LimeWire is a fast P2P file sharing application. Features include:
  • Clean installation, no bundled software.
  • "What's New?" network searches.
  • Cleaner, updated interface with skins.
  • Proxy support.

What's new in LimeWire

Version 5.5.16:
  • Bug fixes.
  • Update the installer for the LimeWire Toolbar (Powered by Ask) for Windows systems.

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613 Reviews of LimeWire

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Jon555
22 July 2009
Version: 5.2.8

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This app hasn't changed in YEARS. It's literally stayed the same and looks like it's straight from 2001. I mean it was great back in its day, but that day is LONG gone. And the fact that they have the nerve to charge for a "premium" version is just insane. There are so many fake spoof files on Limewire that it's impossible to use even for legitimate reasons. With so many better, free alternatives out there why would anyone bother with this?
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SickTeddyBear
27 October 2010
Version: 5.5.16
It's all over. LimeWire is dead: http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/27/technology/limewire_court/
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iGMX
21 August 2010
Version: 5.5.14
Don't be fooled by this piece of crap. LimeWire is based on an open-sourced p2p engine. Why would you pay someone money to compile free code? Go get FrostWire, it's free and has the same features as LimeWire Pro.
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Mac007
13 May 2010
Version: 5.6.0 beta
LimeWire just lost a court case. http://tinyurl.com/2e22tn8
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Albabe
23 April 2010
Version: 5.6.0 beta
I thought LimeWire abandoned PPC Macs?
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26cab40
22 April 2010
Version: 5.6.0 beta
As if by magic...the appearance of a paid Shill.. This application was pointless 3 years ago, now it's just embarrassing. Mind you, it's still the most effective way of infecting douche's PC's with trojans I spose.
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Axolotl5
12 March 2010
Version: 5.5.5
Is it more plausible that: A. This tired old dog of a piracy app still has a large base of rabidly devoted fanboys; who spend time up-rating all the positive reviews and down-rating all the negative ones -OR- B. Someone working for the developer has a number of MacUpdate accounts which they are using to do the same.
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Axolotl5
08 March 2010
Version: 5.5.5
If this were a search engine, it would be Lycos. If it were navigation software, it would be Mapquest. If it were a were a comedian it would be Jay Leno. The only way to make Limewire less relevant would be to port it to AmigaOS.
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nullmaster
25 February 2010
Version: 5.5.3
Why do people use this crap? This is truly one of the worst apps I've ever seen in terms of the damage it will cause to your computer. In the decade I've been fixing Macs, this program has sold more copies of Alsoft's DiskWarrior drive repair software than any other I've ever seen. Alsoft probably loves these guys and . I know I would. Aside from its very VERY limited legitimate uses, LimeWire does nothing good for your computer and consistently destroys disk catalogs. If you use LimeWire, back up your data FREQUENTLY and VERIFY your backups FREQUENTLY. What might be more fun than using LimeWire but still just as problematic is to have random encounters with strangers on the street without protection and afterwards just waving a magnet over your hard drive. Both options are about as smart.
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26cab40
20 February 2010
Version: 5.5.2
I wouldn't be surprised if the people paying for development of Limewire was actually the RIAA.
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Tas50
10 February 2010
Version: 5.5.0
Limewire uses Gnutella that is not server based. Torrents on the other hand use tracker servers.
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26cab40
10 February 2010
Version: 5.5.0
WARNING. This old dog could get you in more trouble than you desire. Because of it's ancient server based structure, ISP's using deep packet inspection in tandem with the music & film lobbies have targeted this programs users as well as other related systems, like Gnutella, as they are so easy to track on their systems. They have to create a much greater, slower and more expensive resource to track torrent traffic, so they are targeting the easy kills. Like Muppets that use this thing. Don't believe me ? Just do a search on Google for DPI or Deep Packet Inspection, you will find various industry papers and articles explaining why they target Limewire and its idiot users. As for the fanboys and plants from the Devs buddies, that is definately something they don't want you thinking about. Limewire and it's relations are dying on it's feet, haemorringing users to bittorrent and the like. If you want to get caught and fined or imprisoned, carry on using this turkey.
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Dennymorej
22 November 2009
Version: 5.4.1
Still reach for it every time. Easy to use. Thanks.
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Andymoonar
16 November 2009
Version: 5.4.1
Still the best P2P tool for OSX and Windows. Tops !!
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Iconz113
06 November 2009
Version: 5.4.0
Transmission is a torrent client, limewire is a p2p client. I usually use a p2p client for single songs, and transmission for albums. I usually cant find the single song I want on torrent sites but I can usually find the whole album. I figure just get the songs I want so not to clutter my itunes with a bunch of stuff I don't listen to
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26cab40
30 July 2009
Version: 5.2.12
Sadly, development of this app is moot. The network it serves has shrunk as have the number of users. Spammers and ner'do wells have created virus/trojan ridden versions of almost any alphanumeric description you can think of. It has been utterly superseded by bittorrent and more recently apps based on darknets.
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Jon555
22 July 2009
Version: 5.2.8
This app hasn't changed in YEARS. It's literally stayed the same and looks like it's straight from 2001. I mean it was great back in its day, but that day is LONG gone. And the fact that they have the nerve to charge for a "premium" version is just insane. There are so many fake spoof files on Limewire that it's impossible to use even for legitimate reasons. With so many better, free alternatives out there why would anyone bother with this?
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Chrischram
22 July 2009
Version: 5.2.8
I used LimeWire years ago, but had to give it up due to all the spam that came in with search results. Has that situation changed at all, or am I better off regarding this product as a distant memory?
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Fuhayer
17 July 2009
Version: 5.2.6
5.2.5 and 5.2.6 work on Snow Leopard perfectly. thansk for such great app.
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Fuhayer
11 July 2009
Version: 5.2.5
does not work under Snow Leopard though it is 5.2.5 beta must be written to run under snow too.
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GLW
09 June 2009
Version: 5.2.1
I don't know if it is just me, but every time I try to install this, all I get is a zero-K "Classic Application" which, of course, does nothing. And there is so much "spoof file" garbage on the Gnutella network these days that it is almost impossible to find anything of value any more. So I'm finding LimeWire to be of less and less value. (Intel Duo-core iMac, OS X 10.5.7)
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Almar
24 May 2009
Version: 5.2.1
This fails to work. I definetly move to Transmission
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Prlab
23 May 2009
Version: 5.2.1
If you're not on Intel, why bother with this crap? Get Frostwire.
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Raynehem
22 May 2009
Version: 5.2.1
This beta version crashed 2 times in a row.
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Raynehem
20 May 2009
Version: 5.2
Well under 10.5.7 it has crashed 2 times in a row on start up. I am canning it.
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Albabe
11 April 2009
Version: 5.1.2
More of the developers who have completely abandoned the vast majority of teh Apple market. It's a real drag that there are so many clients that are only available for the Intel chip. I read somewhere a year ago that Intel Mac were barely 15% of the Apples being used regularly... so why would a client LimeWire just produce for that market. Seems oddly elitist to me.
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Mark-Lewis
26 March 2009
Version: 5.1.2
BTW: The older version will PROMPT YOU to replace your working version with the version that the developer knows will not work on your machine! If you do, YOU WILL REGRET IT.
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Mark-Lewis
26 March 2009
Version: 5.1.2
Limewire 5 DEMANDS Java 1.6 and, unless you have a 64 bit capable Mac, YOU AIN'T GOT IT AND YOU CAN'T (at this time) GET IT! I have a MBP. NO GO. If you download and install this version which the DEVELOPER KNOWS will not work on your machine, it will REPLACE the working version and then require that you manually STRIP the new and non-working version off your machine by hand, a piece at a time! This seriously BLOWS. Lamewire.
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Albabe
19 March 2009
Version: 5.1.2
Three (3) versions in a week? Do any of these versions work in Leopard on a PPC?
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Cyann
04 March 2009
Version: 5.1.1
This version doesn't work on PPC even with Leopard.
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anonymous-dingo-729
08 February 2009
Version: 5.0.11
LimeWire update your system requirements. This will only work with 10.5 Leopard because it requires Java 1.6 that only comes with Leopard.
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Tjg1971
30 January 2009
Version: 5.0.11
BEWARE! Total Resource Hog,honestly avoid at all costs.
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ECAdee
21 January 2009
Version: 5.0.7b
Will not open on my intel macbook pro. Will not open with java 1.5. Fix this, please.
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anonymous-fowl-4093
09 January 2009
Version: 5.0.4b
Is this good for anything besides stealing other peoples artistic works? hey, in the digital age artists aren't entitled to be rewarded for their work anymore right? if this crashes your computer or gets you busted for theft, well, maybe you deserve it, especially if you paid for the amazing "Pro" version...
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Dougster
08 January 2009
Version: 5.0.4b
For some odd reason, when I open this installation on my Intel iMac an error message appears telling me this version of LW is for Classic Mac. Help,somebody,please.
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Sgilbert
08 January 2009
Version: 5.0.4b
Horrendous! Locked up 3 times and had to force quit. When finally running, I had to "deny" 1000's of connections (I use Little Snitch-my mouse finger is cramping!), then find out that the "User Interface" is practically useless. Connection at bottom left was never made. Going back to 4.18.8 and will STAY there!
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André-Sigouin
08 January 2009
Version: 5.0.4b
Asks for Java 1.6+ when trying to launch and will not launch with Java 1.5.x What gives?
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Flash1296
08 January 2009
Version: 5.0.4b
This really IS alpha s/w. It looks nice, but fails to work.
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Jon55
21 September 2008
Version: 4.18.8
How can it still have that same crappy UI?
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anonymous-moose-4942
28 August 2008
Version: 4.18.6
If you still use Limewire, you really need to reconsider your life. This is 2008, people.
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Chuckk
23 August 2008
Version: 4.18.6
Tried it again, in general even worse than before. A few things are better (doesn't lock up the machine any more), in general is lot that is the same (sucks up resources unnecessarily, bloated code, slower than needed, etc.) and a few things that are a much worse (more crippleware-like in order to push the "pro version", more of a microsoft mentality - "we know what you want better than you know")
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Pehpsi-3
26 May 2008
Version: 4.18
LimeWire is old-hat! Usenet or Torrents FTW.
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Sivanamaom
23 February 2008
Version: 4.17.4
Lately Limewire destroys my internet connection and I have to always restart my Router. Limewire sucks!
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Teslanaut
16 February 2008
Version: 4.17.4
How is Limwire still alive? People are downloading the Pro Version with Limewire themselves which defeats the whole "Pro version" Also, every time you use it, the first results are always 127 kb files with the name of what you search and those files are VIRUSES. Stay away from these kinds of apps. They're a danger.
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Idesign74
22 January 2008
Version: 4.17
FYI, Investigators are using Limewire to bust people. A relative of mine had a search warrant issued and all his computer equipment, discs, and peripherals have been taken as evidence.
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Dougster
20 January 2008
Version: 4.16.2
Annoyingly shares folders I don't wish to share. Also.....downloads files to an incorrect folder, despite my setting the LimeWire preferences correctly.
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Dana-Sutton
27 December 2007
Version: 4.15.2b
The days seem to be over when Limewire was releasing a new version every couple of weeks, seemingly just to maintain constant visibility on sites like MacUpdate. But its developers have retained one nasty habit from the bad old days -- releasing new versions without giving users any information about what's been changed. A lot of us like to have some understanding of what we're getting, otherwise trashing our old version and adopting a new one can be an unnecesary gamble.
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Thestickman
21 August 2007
Version: 4.14.8
Codez4mac.com does the job better. I've been running Limewire on my Mac since the classic days and I have to say that they have improved the software; but only by an inch. I love that downloads are sometimes fast. But I hate all of the irrelevant information that pops up under searches. What's up with all of the porn. I hate when my kids see horrible things like that. It should be a red flag to parents.
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Shotgunweddings
17 August 2007
Version: 4.14.8
LimeWire 4.14.8 (Pro version) Wow, no more file size limits, torrents are supported and so much tweaking that everything it does is even faster now on my MacIntel! As for the critics, too bad you only find fakes, that's why there are filters , use them for zip , exe , com , jpeg , jpg , rar , html and you'll see a lot less of the Windows virus' & cheesy porno ads! 17" iMac Dual Core running OSX 10.4.10 v1.1 with all the latest Apple updates and ZERO problems with LimeWire Pro !
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Ray16
07 August 2007
Version: 4.14.2
My last version was 4.12.6.Pro for 10.3.9 Panther, I could go no further, very sad.
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Bebdabhrhbrwefg-3r§5y5h4wtedsfb
30 June 2007
Version: 4.13.10
OK, it occasionally finds the odd decent file amongst the spam and even more rarely manages to complete a download but four feckin versions on it still minimises into the dock when i try to quit it and can only be got rid of by a force quit [i gave it a one for stability because of this, but that's not really fair. this app is *so* stable it willnae even shut down when asked to do so from its own "quit" menu!]
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Aljuk
11 May 2007
Version: 4.13.4
Limewire used to be great a few years ago, but now it's lame. It's not very good at finding files and the network is swamped with fakes. You're better off using a torrent a lot of the time.
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Shotgunweddings
02 May 2007
Version: 4.13.3
I personally use LimeWire Pro 4.12.11 but I really like the new features in the BETA 4.13.x 's too. Can't wait for the current BETA stage to finalize. Best Gnutella client going hands down. The rest are too unstable, use fewer Ultra-Peers or just useless in general. Since getting a MacIntel 1 month ago, I used to think LW Pro was slow starting up, but there's almost no startup delay since I dumped my G4. Keep up the great work LimeWire team. (Someone mentioned FrostWire earlier, what a joke! It's a rippoff of the REAL thing by fear mongering dis-gruntled ex-employees)
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Taskman
25 February 2007
Version: 4.13.2
There are better networks than Gnutella, and there are better Gnutella clients than Limewire.
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Pfusion
11 February 2007
Version: 4.13
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APPLICATION!!!! You will be able to download songs but they will disappear! Gone completely! Limewire staff seems to be ignoring this issue (check out the forums.....http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showthread.php?t=9671). I'm going to try to do batch downloads then burn to a CD....but what a hassle.
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Israel-Torres
28 January 2007
Version: 4.13
I have a PB G4 PPC running Panther 10.3.9 with about 1.25 GB of memory and Limewire just hogs up my system resources so it slows my computer down when its running and me no like!! Cabos seems to be working better for me.
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Ray16
07 November 2006
Version: 4.13
If 4.12.6 turns out be the final version for 10.3.9 then it kinda suck, I now may not pay for the next round of updates. Limewire should state this on their site.
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Dp-G4-450guy
07 November 2006
Version: 4.13
If Java 1.5 is a requirement, then the System Requirement is Tiger 10.4.x ... The LimeWire page states that the official release is still 4.12.x ... is 4.13 a beta?
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69number69
07 November 2006
Version: 4.13
Finally Limewire is Universal now and from 4.13 version supports BitTorrent files!
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Green-mac
19 August 2006
Version: 4.12.6
FYI, LimeWire has apparently been sued by a group of 13 recording companies. ref: (http://playlistmag.com/news/2006/08/07/limewire/index.php) and: (http://www.pollstar.com/news/viewnews.pl?NewsID=7170) This may (or not) have something to do with their focus these days.
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Shotgunweddings
02 June 2006
Version: 4.11.2
I love the new search feature but wouldn't it be nice if; • A button was made for the "Search More" --> "Repeat Search" • A button was made for the "Search More" --> "Get More Results" Both desperately need to have buttons, it's far too annoying to keep using the contexual menu for this. And I found 2 bugs in version 4.1.11 Beta that could trouble for some people without high speed. Bug 1: Larger files over the 100 MB range that simply disappear after the download is completed, no verify, just deleted. Wierd. Bug 2: If you type something like "windows xp boot", the search engine goes crazy and adds 100+ peers to download from. I saw no mention of a fix for either, so I'll post it here and in LimeWire's Beta forum. The search bug seems to be present from 4.10.9 to now. And I still love program out of all the Gnutella clients, sure some are faster, some with a more OSX GUI, but none find as much as LimeWire can! No reduction in my rating since none of the bugs are serious enough to cause crashes!
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Smpdigital
04 March 2006
Version: 4.10.9
Limewire is not Universal Binary!
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4.5
Moldariner
12 January 2006
Version: 4.10.3
I personally really do like LimeWire. Fast and acurate searching (if you've trained the spam filter), relaiable downloads, and a really great user interface. That's what LimeWire's all about! What I don't like about it is that I cannot figure out how to get it to startup as a background process along with my Mac. It shows the splash screen, the loading window and the main window on system startup and I often don't have time for that sort of rubbish! Especially when I'm in a hurry, or using my laptop at school... And it uses to much memory/CPU! Fare to much! However I do miss more and better ways for publishers to track the sucsess of their publications and other uploads. But it's still a really great app. and I couldn't live without it!
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Ivan3
05 January 2006
Version: 4.10.1
Acquisition is a simpler and easier to use program.Yet does at least as well in getting me what i want.
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4.25
Don't Bogart That Joint
16 November 2005
Version: 4.9.37
Can someone please inform the developer's of this great program it has a few very annoying bugs! Bug (1) : Anytime you attempt to DELETE a file or BLOCK a host. It hangs temporarily on the dialog box, sometimes resorting to a force quit or by dragging it around enough times until it accepts a button push. Bug (2) : Connections don't seem very reliable any longer. Connections randomly drop during downloads. Random drops and random connections lost, upto 200 times during a large download. Searches: Don't know if this is a bug or a filter issue, but searches produce random results each use. Example, I'll issue a search, it'll find 300 matches, then 800, then 500, then maybe 100 and then back to 800. Mac OSX 10.3.9 and LimeWire 4.9.37 via DSL 512k Ps. These issues have been around since 4.9.x started. I don't want to go back to SLOW BitTorrent or use Poisoned that does little or nothing on a good day.
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Anonymous
11 November 2005
Version: 4.9.37
Can you burn cds on limewire 4.9.37 if so how???????????
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Paule Gaston
25 October 2005
Version: 4.9.36
So far Lime Wire is the best.I learnt about Lime Wire from a friend. I was so impressed that I ordered the program. I sent a money order via a Registered mail on the 6th of October 2005 to LimeWire 377 Broadway, 11th Fl. New York, NY 10013. I have not received no notification as yet.
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Anonymous
23 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
whenever i use this, it crashes my internet. downloading with it is sooo much fun when i have to reset my modem every 10 minutes. avoid.
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Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
The new versions do not work any more. They barely bring up anything in a search. I reverted to version 4.6.0 and it still works fine. With a popup message "A newer version of Limewire was detected on the network. Please update to version 4.9. It's faster and safer than ever! Update Now?" Poppycock! 4.9 is filtering everything and no longer works.
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Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
and who are you? Don Quichote against the windmills?? I have purchased the PRO Version of Limewire ages ago, and always paid for the necessary upgrades, but LimeWire is not as good as it used to be when I first purchased it. The amount of "things" that you cannot find using Limewire is unbelievable, when you are using applications such as aMule, XNap and similar, without talking about the fact that I personally found things with Cabos, that would simply not turn up in a Limewire search.......... On top of everythig, the point is LICENSING. What is the purpose of P2P then.....we are having a sterile discussion. I used to love Limewire, for the download speed and a number of other things, but times change, and there are better things on the line.
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Anonymous
21 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
i dont understand what everyone is talking about regarding some change in limewire that limits the music available etc because of licensing issues. i just did a test against cabos and found the following results, now please tell me again why cabos is better than limewire other than the interface? search results 1) madonna - limwire = 630 vs. 167 for cabos 2) depeche mode - limewire = 417 vs. 193 for cabos 3) adobe - limewire = 99 vs. 55 for cabos 4) elton john - limwire = 323 vs. 144 for cabos.
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Anonymous
21 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
i dont understand what everyone is talking about regarding some change in limewire that limits the music available etc because of licensing issues. i just did a test against cabos and found the following results, now please tell me again why cabos is better than limewire other than the interface? search results 1) madonna - limwire = 630 vs. 167 for cabos 2) depeche mode - limewire = 417 vs. 193 for cabos 3) adobe - limewire = 99 vs. 55 for cabos 4) elton john - limwire = 323 vs. 144 for cabos.
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Anonymous
21 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
Looks like Limewire is now official dead thanks to their dumb interpretation of the Supreme Court and the RIAA. Avoid Limewire, it was always pretty awful. Don't upgrade this anymore, look for alternatives instead. Do not install this app
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Anonymous
21 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
Use this now that Limewire has its stupid blocking of unlicenced files.
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Anonymous
21 October 2005
Version: 4.9.35
hm, why is there no freedom in this app? never used this, but thought about it. could anyone tell me what goes wrong?
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Brenda Lisle
20 October 2005
Version: 4.9.34
Please help me! I paid for limewire with my debit card in full. My computer needed the hard disk cleaned up and everything got wiped out. My e-mail address is blisle7@hotmail.com. There has got to be a way for you to track this. After all you did get my debit card number and address. E-mail me and lets get this taken care of. Thanks, Brenda Lisle
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Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 4.9.34
limewire 4.9+ suck, with their retarded license search feature, the riaa has made them their bitch...dl 4.8.1 pro, it rly rox
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Sidelock1
18 October 2005
Version: 4.9.34
No Freedom = GOODBYE!
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Anonymous
18 October 2005
Version: 4.9.34
The sad thing about all this is that me; and other users like me have purchased the software to see it end like this. If this is what our money have been used for (which defeats the purpose of absolute freedom, the reason why P2P came to life), then sorry, but we would like them back, including what we have paid for the updates (yes, we have paid for some updates). R.I.P - Cabos forever.
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 4.9.33
The End to LimeWire. Hello Bitorrent, Cabos.
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Anonymous
10 October 2005
Version: 4.9.33
Bit torrent from now on people. I was tired of downloading Limewire upgrades every couple of days anyway. Oh and eDonkeys still alive despite the rumors. While I'm here, How does one license their files ????
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Anonymous
09 October 2005
Version: 4.9.33
So the long and short of it is that Limewire has had its bollocks cut off? Bye Limewire.
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Anonymous
09 October 2005
Version: 4.9.33
LimeWire as of 4.9.33 is not filtering unlicenced audio content. There is already a project backuped by the open sources LW devs and this could become the next big thing. See http:/www.frostwire.com for more information. -et voilà
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Anonymous
09 October 2005
Version: 4.9.33
not because I condone illegal downloads of music and various other material, but this new feature will mean that LimeWire will lose quite a number of customers, including myself. Who cares about the lates music? The reason why I am using LimeWire and a number of other packages, if to find those pearls which will never be published by the moder music industry, simply because they are of no commercial interest to anyone. These "pearls" you find online, and simply due to the patience of some individuals who bothered to dig out soem music very dear to ourselves, and bothered to put it online and share it with the others. Some of this stuff, will not only never be published: the vinyl version cannot even be found anymore. This type of music will of course never be licensed (because of no commercial interest or because it is too old), along with videos, photos, drawings and pieces of software. Did the industry think about this?? Obviously not. sorry for the rant. Cabos, emule and other people/networks will siply rejoy for the death of LimeWire, the users will be left with their bottom on the street, as usual.
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Anonymous
26 September 2005
Version: 4.9.30
LimeWire is working on new code that will block non-licensed material. The new code checks to see if shared material is licensed, if it is not, the LimeWire client will politely inform the user, 'LimeWire can't determine if one or more files have been published under a suitable license. These files will not be shared.'" From the article: "Approximately 3 to 5 days ago, LimeWire developers began working on two new branches, cc_reverify_interval-branch and cc-publish-branch. The code in the first branch works to verify that every file shared has a license. If this is not the case, the file will not be shared. The second branch is for publishing one's own work without a license. According to the release notes, individuals can attach a Collective Commons license if the work is either their own or have permission to distribute the work ... According to a LimeWire beta tester who informed Slyck of this news, this feature is already complete. Developers are simply waiting for the signal to integrate these branches with the main branch, providing Mark Gorton, CEO of LimeWire, decides to go through with this."
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Anonymous
25 September 2005
Version: 4.9.30
I'm somewhat new to the Mac arena, including its splendor's like MU, and seem to be catching on nicely. However, there's just one thing I'm unable to grasp and I was hoping a Mac user, or rather a experienced MU user, can explain to me. What's the deal with the bitching and moaning aimed at developers updating their products to often? I switched to Mac to have the forefront of technology in my hands, or at least staying as close to the new tech advancements in personal computers. Isn't it our ( Mac users) advantage to have more and more updates in order to stay ahead, so to speak, to the ever-advancing technical world. Why are many people in this Limewire Review bashing the developer for doing just that- developing? If the guy only changes the smallest of detail within the app, then makes this change available to the public FOR FREE, isn't he only doing his job properly and effectively? I give 100 stars for this developer, not the product so much (though it does kicks ass- just rather be in Cocoa), for their ability to keep up with technology, or at least try. Those of you bashing the developer for issuing to many updates with accusations of overzealous advertising, which is your opinion that you provide no proof for- so it's not fact, should switch over to PC and keep filling Gates's pockets, who did something similar to what you've done- make a statement without being able to back it up with fact (though, Gates was much more convincing to IBM than you, leading IBM to believe Gates's lie that he had a OS- when he never did). Whoever you are Mr. Developer, keep-a pluggin' away. When you feel your software is stable enough, has all the corks and whistles on it that your happy with and so forth, thus slowing down the updating releases- that's when you'll have my money for Pro. Until then, keep-a pluggin man.
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Anonymous
21 September 2005
Version: 4.9.30
Hi thanks for the input on this page. I just created a 2GB disk image using the disk utilities app. Then I installed limewire to this virtual disk so that I wouldn't risk the installer putting stuff all over my hard drive. I placed the disk image in the applications folder. Then I mounted it and dragged the actual app to my dock. It worked great. All I have to do is click on the lime in my dock and the disk image mounts and opens limewire. Thanks again ~bird shot
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Dr_OSX
15 September 2005
Version: 4.9.30
Using it with 10.3.9 with no problems !!! ....And talk about paranoia, LimeWire Installs the following: /Users/•YOU•/Library/Preferences/LimeWire (Folder contains themes and defaults settings) /Applications/LimeWire (Contains Two Applications, the main one and login thingy) Boy that's less than most commercial installers, no receipts, no hidden crap. Not to mention, it's nice to be able to customize your own theme's in an easy to find spot. Cheese with your whine, sir?
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Anonymous
14 September 2005
Version: 4.9.30
Nothing come close to Limewire in term of search result and download success. Sure, I'd like it to be a cocoa app, but better this than no Limewire.
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Anonymous
14 September 2005
Version: 4.9.30
who cares if it comes with an installer? no doubt there is almost no free app for the mac as amazing as LimeWire. It`s fast, stable, and finds everything you`re looking for within a couple of seconds.
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Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 4.9.28
What does Limewire need to install with an installer? Can't it keep itself within a single app like pretty much all modern OS X applications? I don't trust Limewire in the first place, let alone if it wants to stick stuff all over my system.
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Anonymous
28 August 2005
Version: 4.9.28
Get Cabos it is the best and fast downloads and FREE
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Anonymous
27 August 2005
Version: 4.9.26
Finally! A Limewire that works with Tiger (10.4.2). After months of waiting, they finally make a version compatible with Tiger. Whew, I thought this day would never come.
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mlucifersam
23 August 2005
Version: 4.9.26
Mac OSX 10.4.2. Installed new version, now when I click on 'download' after I've found something I want nothing happens.
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Anonymous
23 August 2005
Version: 4.9.26
acqlite > acquisition > limewire used all three for several months each and its as simple as that! :)
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Anonymous
23 August 2005
Version: 4.9.26
Get Aquisition. You won't regret it, though your wallet might. Depends whether you're prepared to pay for your naughty downloads...
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Anonymous
22 August 2005
Version: 4.9.26
First of all...why an update every few days. Because evertyhing is working, well, the usual way. And then, even in the LimeWire official website, product version numbers are not the right ones. A few hours ago after downloading 4.9.26 (I think so...) was 4.9.24 really. No link mistake, nothing wrong here. All wrong there. It's a kind of a crazy confusion to follow the development of an application that way.
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Titanium1
16 August 2005
Version: 4.9.24
Limewire is very good... Never problem with me. But, but... I don't like the interface (icons in the tab, yellow buttons...)
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Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 4.9.24
From a simply UI standpoint, Acquisition is eons ahead of Limewire. However, as far as actual results go, Limewire destroys all. I can do the same search in both apps, and get about 40 on Acq versus about 200 with Limewire. I don't know why this is, they use the same core basically. I wish I could get the same amount of results in Acq, Limewire makes me feel dirty inside.
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Anonymous
08 August 2005
Version: 4.9.16
The program installs ok, but crashes every time on startup.
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Anonymous
07 August 2005
Version: 4.9.16
The best P2P application available for the Mac. Blows Acquisition out of the water.
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