Any good and free P2P File sharing programs for OS X?

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  1. animefx macrumors regular

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    I download Aquisition and wasn't impressed, so I'm not going to pay for that program. Are there any good and free alternatives for P2P on OS X?

    Also, is there a good DC/DC++ (direct connect) client for OS X?

    Thanks,
    Bryan
     
  2. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    i think we are not allowed to discuss this here. but ask your friend, google.

    (mods, please edit my post, if the information is false) i believe the owner of this site also created mac-p2p.
     
  3. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    I think we are allowed to discuss P2P because it does not directly refer to piracy, it's just file sharing, could be anything from word documents to photo's of a family.
     
  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    keep it legal,

    Limewire is a decent one IMO...

    Xfactor, and Poisoned are other ones.

    I'm not a big fan of P2P though..but those are free ones FYI
     
  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    This is probably going to be wastelanded.

    LimeWire's the best, if you ask me.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I have to totally disagree. By far Acquisition is the best.

    Of course you are looking for free, which Acq. is not, but it is well worth it cause it is so good.
     
  7. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    i have acquisistion and i think its is the greatest app since itunes...and i'm not kidding, i love it that much.

    what is it that you don't like about it? cause i'd never even consider using anything else
     
  8. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    Xfactor is better program than limewire... but connects to the limewire networks.
    Its a freeware program, but its asks you for a donation every 30 min as a popup window. :mad:
    Aquisition and poisoned work well to: they connect to the other p2p networks like gnutella & a few others.
     
  9. disconap macrumors 68000

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    I agree on Limewire. Plus they have a great feature that tells you if there is a CC license (or equivalent) for the file or not, so you know whether it's legal to download or not.

    For bittorrent, I like Azerus; it is a great, stable, easy program.
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    Limewire doesn't want to start up on my macbook.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    There's no problem per se with discussing P2P software as long as the conversation doesn't veer into illegal territory.
     
  12. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    When you say DC/DC++ do you mean like on an IRC client, or similar to a hotline? There are several free IRC clients for mac (where you could access channels with bots) and a couple hotline clients. The only hotline app for osx I've heard of was carracho something.


    http://www.pure-mac.com/bbs.html
     
  13. animefx thread starter macrumors regular

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    the program is pretty ugly and not very intuitive. i have to double click what's new before i can do a search for what i actually want. doesn't make sense to me.

     
  14. janey macrumors 603

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    azureus ftw.
     
  15. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    no you don't.....just start typing in the box at the top...maybe i don't quite understand your problem...
     
  16. ro.hernandezz macrumors newbie

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    FrostWire

    FrostWire.

    It's just like LimeWire Pro [Only free] It finds a lot more things than LimeWire Free and the devs say they're not going to filter results like LimeWire is.

    It's a crappy GUI though...
     
  17. macintoshxiii macrumors regular

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    how bout trying aMule? i guess it is pretty all right...
     
  18. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    is Frostwire a universal binry for Intel macs?
     
  19. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    No, he means DC or DC++ hubs. They're a form of P2P all on their own. Although I personally prefer IRC to an extent and like Colloquy for that purpose.

    And people please stop automatically jumping directly to file sharing topics being related to pirating of software... I use them plenty for perfectly legal activities and I know many others do as well. Just talk about what's been asked and don't make assumptions and risk getting a tread locked and/or deleted, please.
     
  20. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    I truely LOVE this forum, but like many others i am so sick and tired of all the THATS ILLEGAL NAZIS when they have no basis to start tearing people apart regarding DL content.... the OP never once referred to what he wanted to DL.

    There is TONS of stuff that can be traded on P2P networks that is perfectly legal non copyrighted content.... unless someone specifically says they are DL illegal content i suggest you leave it be and quit acting like children....;)

    i for one dont condone piracy, but i dont search threads just to jump all over people that i think "might" be doing something wrong....
     
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    Best FREE P2P app?

    Acquisition 2 is nice but the limitations of the free version is killing me!


    Anyone have any good tips on any other free ones?
     
  23. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    there are tons of p2p apps. I use Vuze but it is fairly resource intensive. If you need to conserve memory and CPU then i would recommend utorrent.
     
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    Transmission is great in my opinion. I highly recommend it.
     

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