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Linkster82 reviewed on 11 Feb 2004
For reasons beyond my understanding, my reply to Joel Nelson's original comment was pulled. I didn't think his review was all that informative, but whatever. So I will now try to write something that hopefully won't get pulled.

LimeWire does what it was made to do, and does it adequately. One is not going to find all the files one searches for all the time. That's not the fault of the program. However, the app likes quite a bit of elegance and simplicity, and is highly limited unless you pop for the Pro version of it.

So here are my gripes:
First, elegance. The layout is less than intuitive and graphics seem to overlap the interface, especially the limewire icon itself.

Second, the program takes far too long to load up. Included in the latest version is a program to start limewire upon starting up Mac OS X. This is hardly a good solution. Instead of waiting for the app itself to start, you have to wait longer for the OS to start up. Moving the wait isn't getting rid of it.

Third, unless you pay for the Pro, your connection speed is reduced. I'm running on a 1.5 Mbps Cable connection, and limewire's connection quality indicator gave me a fair to poor rating. I think not. I can download at speeds of 150+ KBps from Macupdate, but not from limewire. So, I refuse to pay for a program just so I can use the most of my connection. Sure, it's a marketing ploy, but why pay for a program that just might get you into trouble? (think pepsi-iTunes commercial)

The moral of the story is: you can download almost anything with limewire. But it might not be easy, pretty, or quick.
[Version 3.8.3]


Linkster82 reviewed on 14 Nov 2003
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see much improvement after installing this release. Speed is slightly improved, but compatibility with windows based java code, which should be entirely the same, does not cross over. Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates, created by Three Rings Design, still does not work properly. I hope Apple has big plans for their work-in-progress 1.4.2 implementation, because this is pathetic.
[Version 1.4.1]


Linkster82 reviewed on 12 Oct 2003
Acquisition. Please. I actually bought that crap and I am sorely disappointed. You can access only one network of P2P's and even then the files shared are slim.

Poisoned is better by far: multiple, simultaneous network access; it's free; no spyware; and you are practically guaranteed to find the file you are looking for.

[Version 0.492]

Linkster82 commented on 08 Sep 2003
damn, what a bunch of freakin whiners. Who can't spell on top of that. just because you belong to the mac coven does not mean people are going to bend over backwards for you to write software. take what you get. at least this version of EA's simcity is better than 3000.
[Version 1.0.1]


Linkster82 reviewed on 01 Jul 2003
Again, where's the version history? Seems like every other week they slap on a new version number and call it cool. Before I justify spending money on the 'pro' version of this program, I'd like to see something in Cocoa rather than java.
[Version 3.2]

Linkster82 commented on 01 Mar 2003
Blows the Wireless Driver from Sourceforge out of the water. This thing works as well as apple's airport.
[Version 1.0b21]

Linkster82 commented on 10 Dec 2001
Best phone/address book I've seen. I've used Contact Keeper, Address Book, Address Expert Pro, Cool Address Book and a few others, and none of them compare to this one.
[Version 3.5.1]

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