Haxial KDX Client
Haxial KDX Client
1.6

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Haxial KDX Client free download for Mac

Haxial KDX Client1.6

03 October 2004

Secure Hotline-like client.

Overview

KDX is a BBS-style encrypted Internet communications system that provides file transfer, voice chat, text chat, messaging, news, trackers and more. It uses strong encryption to protect your communications for security and privacy. For administrators, it includes many powerful administration features such as Server History, Connection Monitor, Account Classes, etc.

What's new in Haxial KDX Client

Version 1.6:
  • New access privilege "Can See All Volumes". Turn this on for your account and then refresh the base of your files, and it will change to a list of the volumes on the server computer, and you can navigate inside them, giving you access to all files.
  • You can also Get Info on a volume using the context menu.
  • Added a "1 Up Q For All, 1 Down Q Per Server" file transfer queuing option in the client that is good for people with large download bandwidth, but capped/low upload bandwidth.
  • The preview text in the Font Chooser window now displays samples for a number of languages, not only English. You can also type into it.
  • In future, warnings about the client and server versions being different will only be displayed if there is sufficient difference. Minor upgrades with no compatibility issues will not cause a warning.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs when changing the admin login via the local settings window in the server.
  • Fixed top secret feature for Jin.
  • Mac: As per Apple's convention, added .app to the names of the program files. The differing file name will cause remote server upgrade to fail this one time, sorry. Don't forget to upgrade KDXUpgradeHelper to the new version as well.
  • Mac: Does not always display the correct icon for volumes, despite 8+ hours trying to solve this single problem, due to pathetic Mac APIs.
  • Mac: Fixed a memory leak noticeable when cataloging (thanks Searcher!).
  • MS Windows: Fixed bug which sometimes caused an endless stream of errors when disconnected from a server.
  • Unix: Fixed bug with deleting files.
  • Unix: Remote server upgrade now preserves the unix RWXS/UGO access permissions on the server program file. This is important if you use SUID.
MacUnix:
  • Fixed problem with unicode file names with diacritical marks.
  • Hide ".DS_Store" (annoying little files that the Mac Finder creates everywhere).
  • Empty Trash now empties the real Mac Trash instead of ~/.Trash, thanks to special mac-specific code.
  • Moving a file to the trash (deleting) now uses the real Mac Trash instead of ~/.Trash.
  • Fixed bug with times in Process Monitor.
  • Support Mac file/folder comments (more special mac-specific code).
  • Fixed bug with Shutdown Computer command, but still requires root access.
  • Launch Program command now launches the file exactly the same as if you had double-clicked it (uses the MacOS "open" shell command).
  • Renamed program file to correct file name extension (was ".app" should have been ".command"). Consequently, you can now simply double-click the program file and it will open in a terminal window.
  • Added support for View/Control Display.

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How would you rate Haxial KDX Client app?

89 Reviews of Haxial KDX Client

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Satyrica
23 August 2008
Version: 1.6

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Horrible app, horrible company. One star because zero is not an option.
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Satyrica
23 August 2008
Version: 1.6
Horrible app, horrible company. One star because zero is not an option.
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smtips
23 May 2008
Version: 1.6
The people that make KDX have a major attitude problem and are very rude. Go look at their FAQ's and documentation if you don't buy that. Their FAQ states falsely also: "You might experience problems with these: * Little Snitch by Objective Development (on MacOS X). Causes networking problems." Little Snitch does not cause networking problems with anything. KDX has networking problems, I've been using the server and client for a long long time, and they have had issues with dropouts in network speed and connection for at least two years, regardless the version. And it got worse with Leopard. To make a blanket statement about Little Snitch (which has NEVER caused any networking problem for me), is just wrong and stupid. Most of the people I know using KDX are changing...we're tired of their attitude and their unwillingness to listen to user suggestions about making changes for the better in the applications.
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Xypher
13 October 2007
Version: 1.6
May be Linux derived, but it's still the only choice. Just look at the GUI on Carracho.
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Maceridan
24 September 2007
Version: 1.6
No OS intergration, No Mac interface, PPC only Far Much better: Wired (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14429/wired-client)
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Pxl
10 January 2007
Version: 1.6
Yes... another year gone by with empty promises. KDX will forever be at v1.6! Someone else needs to get hold of the source code and make a version 2.0.
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Mindsnare
26 December 2006
Version: 1.6
another year gone by and nothing happened. kdx is dead
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Anonymous
05 November 2005
Version: 1.6
ugh, after all this time, it still does not intergrate with the OS. You want people to buy licences, so please realise that we're not back on OS 8. I've used this app for some time now. This program *would* be awesome if it acted like a native app instead of this non conformist lump (yes, i've created my own aqua-graphite themes with AE)
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3.5
Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 1.6
This program is not dock aware, nor does it integrate with OSXs expose feature, but it is easy, fast, and very useful for managing a KDX server.
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5
Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 1.6
A few errors are surfacing using KDX 1.6 with Tiger 10.4. A new version would be nice in th near future.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 1.6
agreed with others.. awesome software with one fault that i feel should be fixed: KDX Client doesn't work with Expose! That's it, moan over..
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4.5
Anonymous
18 October 2004
Version: 1.6
wow there are some strange people in here - change the themes for kdx! There are soooo many!! KDX is awesome, i've registered and it's well worth the dosh. One little thing - please haxial - can u make kdx client work with Expose???? PLEEEEEEASE I love the interface - it's fast and responsive. I like the WW-Gray Smoke and Mach Teal themes atm. thank you Haxial for GREAT s/w
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Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 1.6
Tough crowd here! :) Mac pathetic? Must be a Windows proggy'r. Buckely's Cough Syrup? More like Kaopectate. Taste and looks really bad but does the job. And what job is that? Why presenting itself as one of many P2P progs that will, eventually, get you in jail even if you are sharing company files with clients and forget you left a font file or application file in the same directory (see Hatch's bill in Congress).
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Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 1.6
Heartstoppingly UGLY! Looks like someone totally does not understand how Mac OSX works. Actually, the author brags about this and thinks Mac users shouldn't complain about the GUI. Too bad for him and his pathetic life.
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4.75
Anonymous
03 October 2004
Version: 1.6
I will wade in again as I think it is very unfair to give this application a 1? It has run 24/7 for me for over three years - no crashes - not many apps can say that. I agree the developer has a rock and roll rebel attitude - good for him - he is doing his own thing! Not everbody has to listen to American Idol pre made focus grouped, dead to the soul music (aka if your underground why bother going mainstream?) All great artists are full of themselves - they have to be to make great things - no one else believes in them. So he is into details, he micro manages his project, he makes his own GUI - well all that is probaly why it is the most stable, non-commerical, encrypted, best community, underground BBS style P2P. Why berate a piece of software when you can go get aqulite or something if you want a pretty GUI (ps - if you really want a Aqua Skin there is one available - go to their website http://www.haxial.com and stop whining) So here was my past review... "This App is the Buckley's Cough Syrup of the Mac Community. It works. It works very well. It is ugly and tastes awful. But the community is extremely nice. I have met so many great people on KDX - can't say that about any other p2p. Lets keep it ugly so the secret stays with us users who realize how great KDX is. Let the others seek their GUI's and we will remain below the radar - oh and KDX also encrypts all communication. Other p2p can't often say that? Its pure under ground folks - lets keep it that way. Now go use Limewire or something and leave us KDX users alone"
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3
Anonymous
03 October 2004
Version: 1.6
No, he's not fixing the Mac's APIs... he's "fixing" the Mac's ugly GUI. Sadly, I have to use this app as part of my work. Oh, how I wish I had an exposé-supporting Cocoa alternative. Like Frogblast.
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Anonymous
03 October 2004
Version: 1.6
You are solving all of "Mac's little problems" like an API issue? The issue is yours. Who else is having such problems. Focus on yourself, and fix your hideous looking app. You elitist Pinto manufacturer.
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Anonymous
03 October 2004
Version: 1.6
Guys, did you know that Adam Hinkley (Creator of Hotline) has written this software? Even the PO-box of the haxial-domain is correct.
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2.25
Anonymous
03 October 2004
Version: 1.6
it is very hard to search for items on KDX. I'm not online to meet folks, but to get stuff, and an app that doesn't have a search function is a waste of time.... This was the major problem with hotline, and it continues with KDX....
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5
Anonymous
07 August 2004
Version: 1.4
This App is the Buckley's Cough Syrup of the Mac Community. It works. It works very well. It is ugly and tastes awful. But the community is extremely nice. I have met so many great people on KDX - can't say that about any other p2p. Lets keep it ugly so the secret stays with us users who realize how great KDX is. Let the others seek their GUI's and we will remain below the radar - oh and KDX also encrypts all communication. Other p2p can't often say that? Its pure under ground folks - lets keep it that way. Now go use Limewire or something and leave us KDX users alone.
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5
Anonymous
04 July 2004
Version: 1.4
"awww.... I'm not going to use an app because it doesn't look pretty" Get a life man and stop whining about the freakin gui.. It's better than Hotline,Carracho,and most p2p appz hands down.. Kdx has a wonderful and helpful community .. It is small and managable. You will meet many awesome people and get what you want without the wait. Now can people stop whining about how it looks , thats not what its about .. Do you see a Rating Catagory called Interface? Didn't think so.. Good Day..
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Anonymous
30 June 2004
Version: 1.4
nah.even if you design your own theme, the GUI base or core (whatever you call it) is still ugly.
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4.25
Anonymous
25 June 2004
Version: 1.4
Yeah, I agree with... whoever that was, this app is UGLY! Sorry, but I seriously just can't use it 'cos it's THAT bad. You guys need a designer!
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5
Anonymous
25 June 2004
Version: 1.4
You gotta love it! I'm addicted as well!!
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5
Anonymous
24 June 2004
Version: 1.4
still love it... actually i have to admit i'm a lil' addicted ! about the design: you can download as many layouts from the site as you wish, in my case it looks winXP :D
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Anonymous
24 June 2004
Version: 1.4
why does an application have to be ugly for it to be 'cool' in the unerground community? It's a good thing KDX is well coded because there are definitely no designers on board with this development that's forsure. Not only do I like my programs coded well but I like them to look good if I am going to be spending a lot of time with it. It is only natural. We have the technology to make software 'slick looking' so why isn't this app slick looking as well as well coded? Even with all the skins it retains its ugliness. Now that this application is up to speed why don't you guys start changing the GUI. Thanks for the great but ugly app.
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Anonymous
27 April 2004
Version: 1.320
many thanks for the view/control display feature! makes it easy to control my mac remotely from a windows only computer lab(over broadband of course)
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5
Anonymous
08 April 2004
Version: 1.320
The best out there
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4.75
Anonymous
25 March 2004
Version: 1.320
is anyone having troubles with the new KDX client and sound lists? After i ripped a dvd using MacTheRipper and then my DVD2oneX application - all kdx sounds seem to have disappeared?! Is it just me? Apart from this - kdx is a great application and i love the latest release. Thanks guys
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5
Anonymous
23 March 2004
Version: 1.320
This software author is a working fool with constant improvements being added. Down and dirty get-the-job-seriously-done app. Great value.
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Anonymous
23 March 2004
Version: 1.320
>>I second the posts of the others, and I think this is the most beauteful Client in the world.
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4.75
Anonymous
23 March 2004
Version: 1.320
Hi, I second the posts of the others, and I think this is the most beauteful Client in the world. There are many sound-styles and appearences out there. You can easily build up a server for sharing with in your own community ! However the Settings-menu shall be like it was before, it´s a bit annoying, always pulling down that menu - but that is only my taste. KDX also offers a very good Documentation with great hints & tricks. I had followed the history of KDX, and I would like to say thanks to those great Apps Haxial!
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Bastibense
22 March 2004
Version: 1.320
KDX is seriously a great application but since the authors implemented the downlad speed limit on the server, it is not really possible anymore to download good files on 90% of the servers. If you want speedy downloads, get BitTorrent. If you want to build up a community, get KDX or HX.
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4.5
Anonymous
20 March 2004
Version: 1.30
i love the interface, there is a vast choice of appearences out there! But i'd also love it to be compatible with Haxial's ShapeShifter v1.2 that i've just registered for. The menu bar changes from ShapeShifter's selection in every app except KDX Client - which is annoying! Anyways, this is the only thing i hate about KDX :p (but saying that, i was 100% fine with KDX appearance - before i became a ShapeShifter junkie lol) KDX is strong with transfers and overall speed and reliability. Very fast and secure, but better than Carracho or Hotline or FTP! I love the new chat window in the latest release! Great idea guys!! Great s/w - keep it up Haxial
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5
Anonymous
16 March 2004
Version: 1.30
KDX doesn't dial home! KDX is a powerful tool with great speed and reliability. Excrypted transfers too! Fast + easily changable interface also! Wow wot more do u guys want!!! ;) Superb software - TONS better than Hotline and Carracho. Excellent :) Feature Request Time! I'd love an addition to the Broadcast feature - how about being able to Broadcast to a particulr 'class' as well as to all users?? I thought this would be cool. lol It'd also be great to somehow integrate the user list with public chat - so it's (oh oh) a tad more towards hotline in this respect. Overall, absolutely wonderful s/w. Yep, i've registered too and it's worth every penny. Thank you Haxial!!!
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Anonymous
16 March 2004
Version: 1.30
This app sure doesn't come close to following standard design guidelines. The interface is just pretty strange. It seems to phone home too. If I disconnect from all servers and shut down my dialup connection, much later KDX gives a message saying "Mac OS reset its Networking". The incompatibilities between versions are a major pain. Serious changes of that sort should have been ironed out well before the 1.0 release. How about opening up the source so we can see what this REALLY does? I like the features in general, but find it hard to trust this app.
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Anonymous
15 March 2004
Version: 1.30
Haxial! You should be hired by Apple and make the next Mac OS X. Your apps are fast and snappy!! How do you do it? When I use a Haxial app it suddenly feels like my computer got twice as fast. No syrup here no.
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5
Anonymous
15 March 2004
Version: 1.30
Pure amazing! Get's better & better everytime.
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4.5
Anonymous
04 March 2004
Version: 1.230
Haxial should charge the shareware fee for the server app, but the client app should be freeware!
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4.75
Anonymous
27 February 2004
Version: 1.230
KDX just keeps on getting better. nice1 lads
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5
Anonymous
27 February 2004
Version: 1.230
Well... I must say that KDX Client/Server 1.23 is definitely looking very good. The biggest surprise for me was having a "File Browser" button right on the KDX dock. Two thumps up Haxial!
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5
Anonymous
26 February 2004
Version: 1.230
For anyone complaining about the appearance, there are are several new appearances you can download from Haxial's site to make KDX look different than the default appearance, and if that's not enough for you I've made an appearance that is as close to Panther as you'll get: http://www.subface.com/downloads/subface_kdx_panther.sit As far as this release, they FINALLY fixed some usability problems they created with 1.1 so I'm VERY happy about that. Thank you Haxial.
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Anonymous
23 February 2004
Version: 1.200
Kinda a worth-less update...
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Anonymous
23 February 2004
Version: 1.200
I guess that now that KDX 1.2 had been released, the Unix variant will arrive quite soon…
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4.75
Anonymous
07 February 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Excellent software, fast and reliable too with great security. However, i do hope Haxial introduce support for Unsanity's WindowShadeX and Panther's Expose.... Love the choice of appearances and anyone that complains about this needs to get out more cos ya boring!!! lol Needless to say - i've registered. Thank you Haxial for a great product!
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5
Anonymous
25 January 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Simply put the best Client/Server app out there. KDX's innovative GUI is fantastic, I dont know why everyone is complaining about it because its skinable. Its Safe.. KDX has a strong encryption that will keep everything you do on it private! Its stable.. Ive never had kdx crash on me once! and im on mac os 10.3.2. It's Fast. On Some servers I've gotten speeds up to 300 k per second.. And there are no multiple hosts on KDX So it is SUPER Fast. But that isn't the average. The downside is that Admins can set a speed cap.. I'm an admin and that is of great help for me though. Its reliable.. None of the files I've gotten from KDX have been corrupt or carried viruses. It has many features. With netfone.. * AS AN OPTION.. I can talk to my friends directly from my computer. And the public chat is great on some servers.. Simply put this program has changed my Life! Thank you Haxial!
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3.75
Shinobi
24 January 2004
Version: 1.1.1
do any of you have a clue why net fone was incorporated? no I thaught not. Haxial isnt perfect, but neather is Photoshop, REALbasic, etc. The developer kicks ass, he is a very dedicated and busy person who works hard on the app. I know for a fact that every version improves on the old one in one way or another (read its version history) and it will keep improving. Lets face it, your all moaning about it, but do any of you actualy know of a better alternative that has similar features, etc? Hotline is dead, Carracho is more unstable the a mortaly wonded hippow with 3 broken legs and oh waight, thats the competition.
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Anonymous
23 January 2004
Version: 1.1.1
This application isn't for the faint of heart. You really have to be in love with the concept to stick with it -- and that's why I like it. The people that use KDX are awesome and the quality of service is great. This is amazing software!
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4.25
Anonymous
03 December 2003
Version: 1.1.1
Strong in features, maybe too many. Didn't need and don't use NetFone so I wish it hadn't been added to this version adding to the price hike. Someone with a serious ugly stick is chasing the GUI...and they're winning.
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Anonymous
18 November 2003
Version: 1.1.1
when has haxial ever not let you down?
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3.25
Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1.1
Re: Due to new features being added and consequent protocol changes, this version of KDX is incompatible with older versions (including trackers). Sorry for the inconvenience. Everyone who purchased 1.0 can upgrade to this version (including integrated NetFone) for no additional cost. The Address Book format has changed. After using this version, your settings file will be updated and incompatible with older versions of KDX. So make a backup. ----- Ok... the first time this happened, I didn't complain, because it was when KDX went from a freeware beta to a shareware final. However, now that I am still using the final, and wanted to upgrade to stay current (and use a version that is supported by technical support) having such incompatibles is completely unacceptable. Now, I stay pretty current with all my applications, but I know for certain, many of the people who log into my server, do not. And, I don't find it reasonable that software I paid for makes me notify my member base about the upgrade change. Otherwise, I get emails and IMs about not being able to access the server. And, quite honestly, the incorporation of NetFone, is something that I could have done with out. To incorporate something undesired, only to sacrifice compatibility with past version(s), seems to me quite a bad business move on Haxial's part. And, frankly, I am quite annoyed by it, and feel as if the paying customers have been let down.
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1.1
well the person below certainly knows how to rant, but why bother. Yes its shareware but you could use it without paying it just slows down startup. So whats the beef, it does what it says, all of these things, hotline, carracho, kdx lead to a particulkar kind of elitism which I have never liked, its the kind that only lets certain people on your server, doesn't tell them the ropes, says I know more than you and I'm not telling. Why should we expect everything to be totally free, all the time. I am not sure the app is good value but its still a decent app
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
i downloaded this app and installed it. it completely deleted my user, and then took a massive poo on me? how do i clean this up? pls advise.
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I HATE HAXIAL CUZ THEY SUCK
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
talk to anyone with half a brain who uses this app youll see that they stopped upgrading it 2 versions back when it wasnt shareware... netphone? wtf? why? so i can cut my bandwidth in half talking to people while theyre at work? gimmie a break...like i want to bothered with "can you put so and so online for me?" the devs attitude? put it this way..if i knew the person i would tell them to shut the hell up and get theyre allready too big head out of theyre allready too big ass....NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS MISTER HAXIAL SAVE THEM FOR YOUR CRAPPY WEB BLOGS AND OTHER STUPID CRAP NOBODY CARES ABOUT THAT YOU WRITE TO MAKE YOURSELF FEEL IMPORTANT AND PAID ATTENTION TOO. there is no way i will ever pay for this ugly, non intuitive, non user friendly, attitude infested, overpriced piece of crap...its too bloated, confusing, it has a huge learning curve and its embaressing to tell people to use cuz it gives people headaches and makes you look dumb... theres allready tons of copies out there of the non-shareware version why use this one? its not like your going to miss out on all the great kdx servers......there is none unless you know it personaly....i keep mine off the trackers to avoid the kdx crowd....just like i do with hotline. people who try to charge filesharers for applications to do it with should be taught lessons....hear that bell? class is in session... absolutely NO stars...
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4.25
Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
So who cares about "fugly" skins complaints, when one may use an unofficial osx aqua skin, that´s quite aquaish :-) These complaints must be from peeps that haven´t found the aqua skins yet. So ugly GUI are actually no issue, although not provided from the developer. - Security are still the main reason to use this client/server system, because of it´s strong encryption. The two previous Mac client/server systems, names witheld, are either spyware or not so secure. - And netphone, the new voice connection added are in line with Panther and audio/visual path for the future. - So as usual there are dissatisfied user comments. Isn´t it always like this, even for the best software? But we all have our bad days, or bear grudge towards communities, and then we strike out against anyone.
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
another skin?????? uglier than the default. no wa y around it, this app was GUI'ed by blind folk. period.
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1.75
Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
When I first used this s/w a couple of years ago I got passed it being so fugly since it accomplished what I wanted...and connected to a lively growing community. Now, it's even more freaking ugly and the community sucks. I'm sorry to the outliers that don't suck, but overall that's been my experience. I ran a server for a while and my experience was just as bad. I wish there was a Mac-Centric alternative. I'm choosing not to use this crap. Just my opinion.
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
hacksial is nothing more than one ego tripping loser who thinks he has a corner on the market. if you dont like conforming to mac os x, it's windows, and gui, DON'T make it for mac os x. now, wtf are you smoking adding everything but the kitchen sink to the client app. netfone? voice chat? WTF? it's called a phone. pick it up and call. everything but what we want! if you dont care what we want, then dont ask for our money, and don't dev this crap for us. chopping the menu in half is THE most retarded attempt to reduce window clutter! took away the files button! yay! wtf!? isn't this what we use this sw for? all the release notes talking about stuff u did for the newbies? wtf? when has your fat head ever cared for more than your elitist self? your rtfm attitude is deplorable, and your blogs on your site are for the birds. i've ordered kdx's headstone. just left the "died" date off, but i hope it's soon!
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2.25
Anonymous
16 November 2003
Version: 1.1
Simply not worth $30. Period. Too many things happening on the interface. Fugly GUI. Why wasn't it made with Mac in mind to begin with? I have found that apps that try to accomplish too many things typical accomplish very little in the end. This app is a good example of that shortcoming.
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5
Anonymous
16 November 2003
Version: 1.1
kdx 1.1 is amazing. definitely some great new features. just keeps getting better. thank you, Haxial, for listening so much to your users. and if you say it's ugly? it's very simple. if you don't like the kdx look, use a different appearance. i've even made one that's available at kdx.hug.haxial.net called 'sub.face panther (green).hap' and looks almost identical to panther (and maybe a little better). i know the default look of kdx is not what any first time user expects but it's a very flexible system that is multi-platform and i think 100x better than Carracho. if it's something you use everyday and they spend so many man-hours working on it, how can you say $30 is unacceptable? maybe $3000 or $300 but this definitely worth it.
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Anonymous
16 November 2003
Version: 1.1
$30? HAHAHAHAHA, they have to be kidding!
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1.75
Anonymous
16 November 2003
Version: 1.1
Total Crap! Crashes every 10 minutes under 10.3.1. butt ugly interface (very old school X-11 like) Promising solution but worth something like 8-10 bucks, not even remotely close to 25.
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Anonymous
16 November 2003
Version: 1.1
I like KDX, but I do have to say, part of being a true Macintosh entusiast is the look, feel and flexiblity of OSX. KDX is STILL stuck in the ugly pre-OS9 era, it looks disgustingly like an old WIndows application, to be a bit more specific, it looks just like a technicolor vomit tsunami came through. Next is the cost... $25.00?? You HAVE to be kidding me! Imagine how the userbase of this application would grow if the cost were dropped considerably. There is more, but I have to run, but I'll suffuce it to say, WHATS WITH THE FUNKY COLORS ALL OVER MY SCREEN with this application!!! Get rid of that stuff! Get a true Cocoa interface! Come on guys!!! CarrachoX is very promising, looks great, and is the true Macintosh experience!
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3.5
Anonymous
11 November 2003
Version: 1.0
As scored in my review, the client software is a great since it's the ONLY tri-platform client-server combination for BBS and File Serving, though charging $25 for the v1.0 CLIENT software is horrible idea. I can understand charging a little for the server software..but the clients? That negates its utility for a large percentage of the potential uses of this software. Free BBS', complementary file transfer service, private discussion groups are all alienated because if I were running any of those, I couldn't expect every one of my users to pay for the Client software to connect. I understand times are hard but this is just greedy and stupid. Free the client, charge the server. Make everything affordable so people will actually use it.
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4.75
Anonymous
22 August 2003
Version: 1.0
I can't believe how many cheap-ass bastards there are out there. They can't even pay $25 for an app that probably saves them $1000's. I am a bit scared of the new control features that were added though. If something gets hacked, they could control your entire machine... Am I being paranoid? (-;
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5
Anonymous
22 August 2003
Version: 1.0
This is the best file-sharing app I've ever found! I've been using it for more than a year, and it just kept getting better. The developer is responsive, actually takes a poll on what features users want next... and with 1.0 (end of the beta versions), I have only great expectations for further integration of more Haxial tricks. The stability is what converted me, that and it's speed. I was a Carracho user for a year and...it crashed more than it stayed up! Hotline is just plain too nasty now. KDX is the best alternative I've found, and hey, it's clean (for the most part), and the community is decent. I've made more friends there than anywhere. Good product, good people. Thanks Haxial.
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3.25
Anonymous
21 August 2003
Version: 1.0
For a P2P application, I enjoy using KDX and running a KDX server for my clients and friends. It works well, sometimes a bit buggy, but most of the bugs get addressed. It has a lot of useful administration features... but there is one drawback. The price for the client version. I now have to devise a new method for my clients and friends to retrieve/obtain files with. I can not justifying using KDX when they would have to pay to connect to my computer. When KDX was free, it was one of my considerations for choosing the software, even in it's beta stages.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 August 2003
Version: 0.990
KDX is great. I understand the reason for the 1k limit, and it doesn't bother me..... I just set it up, and leave it running all night. If you just want a couple of songs, then it's a hassle, but hey - that's what we have P2P for. This software is great. The reason I quit using hotline, is because I would get into a queue of 70 people, and I'd leave it running all night, and I'd still be in the queue by morning. KDX eliminates that problem. Hey, it's not perfect, but it's as close as anybody's come. -P
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4.75
Anonymous
08 August 2003
Version: 0.990
Dark Matter said illogically, "The U.S. Government has already the source code for Hotline, and they hacked HL. Why not KDX?" Um...if someone did have the source (which only the developers do) why would someone need to "hack" it? That doesn't make sense. And about the Gov't having the source, only they'd know and if you know you must work for the US Gov't. QED. This version of KDX is the most feature-packed release yet. Folder uploads make my day. I cannot wait for 1.0!
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1.75
Dark Matter
08 August 2003
Version: 0.990
"well encryted KDX" *LOL* Does anyone know what encryption is used, and who has the keys to decrypt KDX-internal communication? If you use it over a PGP-VPN, then i would say it's secure, otherwise it's so insecure like hotline or carracho. The U.S. Government has already the source code for Hotline, and they hacked HL. Why not KDX? Do not get a false feeling of security, just because someone says the magic word "encrypted". Anyone who wants to share sensitive files over KDX should encrypt them with PGP, unless cryptographers prove that KDX is secure. In my opinion it is snake oil. Nothing more, nothing less.
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5
Anonymous
12 July 2003
Version: 0.951
The well encryted KDX is truely remarkable. It is feature filled and full of ability, you can make your own interface and feel right at home with it. On KDX you tend to meet nice people, like carracho, make freinds and discover why everyone likes it. the encrytion is two fish I believe, all you chat and file transfers are your busness, I tested it myself with protocol buster, all I could see was jiberish. Never crashed once, very stable, many say it is hard to use, that is because it takes (for some) a few days with it to get used to. Once you do it's easy, very easy. It is customizable, with you own Icon (I made my own!), you can also pick you own colors and much more, find out for your self. There are hidden easter eggs too, well try it and stick to it, you won't regret it!
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5
Anonymous
12 July 2003
Version: 0.951
Come on guys... Haxial's software is the safest of its kind and offers very solid performance. What others do with their servers and how they muddle things up is their own faults...
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Bastibense
18 June 2003
Version: 0.951
KDX is a great tool for file transfers, just like Hotline was years ago. Unfortunately with the introduction of the download speed limits, every good server dropped download speeds to 1k/sec. This is not acceptable if you want to download a simple mp3. The reaction of the user is: 1) Disconnect, 2) Quit, 3) Bad impression of KDX. Please Haxial, be so kind and set the minimum download limit to 5 k/sec or so, so that you can get at least that speed on slow servers.
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5
Anonymous
17 June 2003
Version: 0.951
Wow. there's a lot of crazy complaining going on here. First off, Haxial develops all their software in the same visual style and if you don't like it and whine then you're like an American going to another country and being upset because they don't speak English. Enough about that. As far as .951, thanks Haxial for so many improvements right after the last version! the news is getting better and better. I had to go through each account and class and reset the news settings, but it's great to be able to limit who sees what. Keep it up!
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3.5
David Passmore
16 June 2003
Version: 0.950
Now that I have updated to the .95 server and had all of myt clients updated, no user can upload ort download. Maybe this isn't a good idea.
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cater
10 June 2003
Version: 0.950
Downloaded from Haxial and other sources (but think they share the same link) but cannot expand (Stuffit Deluxe, Expander). Corrupt archive! Hope Haxial fix this prob or someone email me a link to a working app Thanx
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1
Anonymous
10 June 2003
Version: 0.950
http://www.haxial.com/spls-soapbox/macs.html spl's soapbox -- apple macs is a complete misunderastanding of modern econony developers of this software find some bullshit excuses, instead thay should improve this product so it fits into OSX or just stop producing software garbage
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2.5
johnsmith
10 June 2003
Version: 0.950
I don't understand it but all my bookmarks no longer work with the new version? Also my old version just crashes all the time. Does anybody else have this problem? ss
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4.25
Anonymous
09 June 2003
Version: 0.950
I suggest that Haxial make a folder that can be opened to show the 20(or x) most recent uploads(or downloads). Would be easy if they reference the catalog every hour or so.
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Anonymous
07 June 2003
Version: 0.949
its true see for yourself. http://www.haxial.com/spls-soapbox/macs.html http://www.haxial.com/spls-soapbox/mac-bigot.html very very reactionary stuff here.... i guess since everyone else uses windows im supposed to believe its better? whatever.
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ha ha ha...kdx...what a joke!
07 June 2003
Version: 0.949
i hate kdx....its really annoying. its impossible to find anything with the out of control tracker system they use....you cant even search it for christs sake... all i ever see from them about making mac software PROPERLY is a whole lot of bitching and moaning....gee...like i give a crap if your standards are the same as apple and the apple users....but guess what?...thats why were on apple....we have higher standards. if you dont want to make somthing look barely tolerable for the operating system that your making it for THEN DONT MAKE IT. we wont cry trust me. the network sucks. if your looking for music look somewhere else....ive extensivly used this to try to get things and consistantly it fails to deliver....granted this isnt the softwares fault but it gives me a clear picture of the community using it...besides...anything you can get on kdx you can get on hotline..probably quicker due to using key words in the tracker...instead with kdx we are stuck with tracker groups which you know anyone trying really hard to get you on their useless little server is going to post themselves in...every one of them i might add......"oh...im distributing wares...might as well stick myself on the music tracker just to prove to everyone that i have a server and i need you to see that"........stupid. youll spend all day searching through trackers and sub trackers trying to find somthing you could find on hl in about 10 minutes..... and all this crap i see with people trying to slam people for limiting how many people are downloading at once is stupid.....yeah....like i want 50 people hanging on me getting under 1k/s all day and all night.....screw that...sharing doesnt mean sucking me dry..it actually involves co-operation and give and take....not just give... if kdx doesnt like mac people like they portray on their website then why bother making software for us? please dont. i wish people would abandon this software and just make a useable soulseek client.... this softwares useless to me and thats too bad because i have ALOT to share... no stars because you make software for mac users while hating on them at the same time.... please go screw yourselves...ill stick to the abundance of p2p software that actually delivers.
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5
Lightfoot
03 June 2003
Version: 0.949
I'm always impressed with KDX. It's a little different, but it works very well. It's small, stable, fast, and unique.
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2
Amanita
11 May 2003
Version: 0.949
Custumer is always right There's something you should know... Every user and admin I know wants the ability to control how many people are douwnloading at once. And this has been requested from day one to the developper. Arrogant remarks are all that's coming back from him; which doesn't give him much chance to survive ...
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Anonymous
15 February 2003
Version: 0.945
I just downloaded the Windows Server/Client and the Mac OS X client....let's see how it goes. I'm always afraid of tools like this being trojan horses. That's what scared me away from Hotline... Perhaps I'm paranoid---perhaps rightfully so! -Paul
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5
Anonymous
11 February 2003
Version: 0.944
KDX rocks.... wonderful community, lets hope it doesnt turn into hotline with upload-mongering taking the best of all the good servers out there. Go haxial...
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5
Anonymous
02 February 2003
Version: 0.943
sweet
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Anonymous
16 December 2002
Version: 0.943
About the gui... you can change it to anything you want... check out: http://www.haxial.com/appearance/
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5
President of the United States
14 December 2002
Version: 0.942
come on....2 reviews and 4000+ downloads...i really wish people would give credit where its due.....this app is awesome no matter how quiet the membership is...remember hotline?...well here it is again under a much better interface and what seems to be a nicer community to boot....if you enjoy file sharing you most likely wont go wrong with this......allthough once again i will be someone to annoy the developer by saying the thing is probably one of the ugliest on the market...i cant wait to get skinned alive by the KDX mafia for that one..but thats its only draw back as far as im concerned...see....people have to relize that weather they like it or not alot of people switched to mac "cuz it looked cool" not becuase its a great OS..they only learn that later by using programs like this as evidence but once they get used to os x visual standards its painfull to go to anything but...if this program "looked the part" im betting noone would use anything but..
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4.75
Anonymous
09 December 2002
Version: 0.941
THE POOP!
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Anonymous
05 August 2002
Version: 0.939
can't get it to run...I get the error message...(ID 1/1[-201])
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