Does LimeWire Have Adware and Other Garbage I Wouldn't Want On My Mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by SamIchi, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    The only adware it includes is a link to magnetmix.com, which is only visible while LimeWire is running. So it's not a problem :)
     
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Though it may not have adware, many people have said that Limewire slows down your system alot. That is the only thing that I have really heard negatively about it...
     
  4. DaiKirai macrumors member

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    That's probably a consequence of it being written in Java, not anything the programmers did wrong (except perhaps choosing that language to program in.)

    Anyway, I've only used the apps on Linux, but I'd recommend aMule as a better alternative.
     
  5. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is that the architecture of OSX makes spyware a lot harder to write, because an app doesn't run with root privileges.

    Anyway, I've used both Limewire and Acquisition and have been happy with both.
     

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