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DroidG does Gnutella P2P searches, downloads on your Android device

Gnutella -- the venerable peer-to-peer file sharing network -- doesn't get as much time in the spotlight today, what with the rise of BitTorrent. It's still around, though, and Android users now have an app which lets them connect to the Gnutella network, search for files, and download directly to their device: DroidG. Fire up DroidG and connect to the network, then begin your search. Within a...

Three LimeWire alternatives for easy peer-to-peer downloading

To the average downloading public, the recent news about LimeWire being forced to shut down sounds pretty ominous. At my day job, I've already been asked "How do I download songs now?" While LimeWire shutting down is bad news for its users, there's a silver lining to this cloud. The Gnutella network did not get shut down -- the actual songs you were downloading came from the Gnutella network,...

Littleshoot updates browser plugin, now supports torrents

Back in December 2008, Brad wrote about Littleshoot, a browser-based peer-to-peer application created by the developers of Limewire. A little over two months later, and the .90 beta release has seen several updates and the addition of one major feature: the ability to download .torrent files. Install the Littleshoot plugin, visit any torrent site, and click on a torrent file and a new tab like...

How not to configure your new Limewire install

After reading a news item on p2p data breaches today, something struck me: the average user simply doesn't understand how important it is to pay attention to the messages during a software install. Why does it matter? For one thing, it could lead to a massive amount of private information leaking onto a file sharing network like Gnutella. Here are some examples: An executive at a Manhattan...

Limewire 5 beta released

Last month I took you on a visual tour of the alpha version of the upcoming Limewire v5. As announced on Limewire forums yesterday, the peer to peer app has now hit beta and is taking shape rather nicely. The interface has been totally rebuilt from scratch, and jabber support has been added. Results from your friends will now appear above those from other P2P users. Of note for developers, the...

Limewire 5 Alpha screenshot tour

Limewire is one of the oldest filesharing programs around, and it's by far the most popular. The Limewire development team continues to work hard on version 5, which promises to bring some very big changes to the application. After taking a look at Wired's write up of the Alpha version, I decided to download it and see what all the fuss was about. Remember, the gallery images and download I'm...

Cabos is Limewire for Minimalists

We've tried plenty of Gnutella clients that just aren't any good, and usually end up back with Frostwire or Limewire by default. Thankfully, Cabos has an excellent alternative for Windows and Mac users. Cabos doesn't support torrents, and it doesn't have a built in media player, but who needs that anyway? Most of us have favorite apps for handling those files anyways, and Limewire probably...

RIAA sues Limewire

Lime Group LLC, the company behind peer to peer application LimeWire, sued today in federal court by the RIAA for damages including $150,000 per occurance of copyright infringing files. The complaint seeks damages on the grounds that LimeWire, and thus Lime Group LLC, facillitated the trade of copywritten music between users and profited as a result of LimeWire's failure to "block" copyright...

BearShare bites the dust, settles with RIAA for $30 million

Free Peers, Inc., the company which produces popular file sharing software BearShare, has reached a $30 million settlement with RIAA and bowed out of the P2P business. The company will be selling all of its BearShare-related intellectual property, including source code, user information, and over 100 domain names, to iMesh, the P2P company that agreed to go "legit" after reached its own $4.1...