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LimeWire shutdown leads to massive drop in music piracy

LimeWire might not have been the downloading program of choice for elite users like those of you reading Download Squad right now, but there's no denying its popularity with the average user. So when the Gnutella-powered LimeWire was shut down once and for all, there was little doubt that the impact on music piracy would be significant. As TorrentFreak reports, the number of users utilizing P2P...

LimeWire throws in the towel, shutters their Music Store

Napster, the venerable grandfather of music downloading apps, staged somewhat of an amazing comeback a few years ago -- becoming a fully legal music service. If you were expecting the same from LimeWire after the recent kick-in-the-groin bestowed upon it by the RIAA, your hopes may have been officially dashed. LimeWire has sent out a PR missive stating that they have been forced to shut down...

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, ...

Breaking: LimeWire P2P network shut down by RIAA

The New York District Court, at the request of the RIAA, has forced LimeWire to shut down its network and cease distributing its software. TorrentFreak has the full story, and updates will surely follow as more data becomes available. That a U.S. federal judge would finally grant RIAA's request comes as a numbing shock to the system. Perhaps the RIAA simply drew the right judge -- this is the s...

Limewire won't die, zombie version to bring iTunes + cloud integration?

They may have had their pants sued off, but that's not stopping the half-naked crew at Limewire from making yet another foray into the digital music business. Yes, like a slobbering brain-hungry zombie that just won't die, Limewire is back from the dead and bent on taking over the world. Well, the world of cloud-powered digital music, anyway. According to a report from Digital Music News, the r...

Court finds LimeWire guilty of copyright infringement, RIAA cackles gleefully

Chalk one up for the music industry lobby: the RIAA has won a major victory against LimeWire, the popular Gnutella and bittorrent client. Try as LimeWire might to at least appear to be playing by the rules, the court saw things otherwise. When you install LimeWire, the program does ask you if you plan on using it to download copyrighted stuff you shouldn't. It also warns you prior to downloadi...

LimeWire teams up with AVG to secure their file sharing client

While its users might be swapping bits that are less than legit, the crew behind LimeWire knows that securing their network isn't an optional thing -- it's a duty. They've stepped up to the plate on that front, announcing that they have licensed AVG's Antivirus SDK and will be bolting on the uber-popular antivirus and antispyware to their P2P client. According to an upcoming press release, "Li...

Facebook still hates P2P, pulls the pin on Limewire sharing integration

Earlier this year, The Pirate Bay debuted a nifty little feature that allowed users to post interesting torrents to their Facebook profiles. Zuckerberg's army scrambled quickly and put the kibosh on that interaction. Limewire recently introduced a similar feature -- which Facebook has now given a swift whack with the banhammer. Limewire's Jason Herskowit told TorrentFreak that Facebook originally...

Limewire gets improved torrent support in new beta thanks to LibTorrent

While most of you probably prefer using a standalone torrent application, Limewire is actually the most widely-installed client in the world. In the most recent beta version, the Limewire team have greatly improved the program's torrent handling chops. By adding LibTorrent to the mix, Limewire now includes the engine powering such apps as Halite, Deluge, Miro, Free Download Manager, and more. As...

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 th...

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 pr...

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 o...

LittleShoot is LimeWire for your browser, and then some

LittleShoot is a new peer to peer application from the makers of LimeWire. But unlike LimeWire and most other P2P file sharing applications, LittleShoot is browser-based. You can search for audio or video files, images, documents, or applications in your browser. And using the built in media player, you can even stream audio and video from the LittleShoot application without waiting for download...

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 li...

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 is...