file-sharing apps for mac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by knobtwiddler, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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    #1
    Could anyone point out where to dowlnoad some good file sharring applications? I've been using limewire, IRC, FTP's and rapster, but there's not a whole lot available on these programs. I messed with virtual pc for a while so I could use the windows programs (Morpheus, etc), but virtual pc isn't all that slick a program. Or if there is any way to get onto the Morpheus server or Winmx on a Mac, that would be great.
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Hotline client works for me!

    try running searches through www.tracker-tracker.com and using Hotline Client software to do the downloading....that's what I do anyway ;)
     
  3. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    hotline is a great app, but also check out carracho while you are at tracker-tracker . carracho is a lot like hotline but is only for mac. a much nicer community. each has its own advantages depending what you are looking for though, so check out both. also someone here pointed me to a great app called drumbeat . this is a app in the style of limewire/napster/morpheus. it connects to open nap servers. nice little program if you dont mind the annoying buy me reminder.
     
  4. makkii macrumors newbie

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  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    maybe I'll try out Carracho

    maybe I'll look into it AmbitiousLemon....

    Hotline can sometimes suck if u know what I mean...
     
  6. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    Re: maybe I'll try out Carracho

    yeah, the carracho users are very committed to preventing what happened to hotline happening to carracho. there are a number of very active servers and server rings dedicated to maintaining a carracho community. mostly it is upload to download but there are some good free servers. no banners no porn no peecee stuff.
     
  7. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Carracho

    I use carracho my self that it is worlds better than HotLine. Carracho is a community that works togeter ... sometimes... HL is a place for porno and cracked apps. I Have hade very few good experiances with HL.

    I agree with AmbitiousLemon, in fact AmbitiousLemon and I have run into eachother on Carracho before :)
     
  8. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I tend to be alternating between limewire and drumbeat nowadays. I have actually never bothered to download caracho, I'll have to try it out.
     
  9. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    to me there are two types of peer to peer file sharing.

    limewire/napster/drumbeat/morpheus/etc type sharing: these are anonymous, little to no interaction between people, require you to share a set of your own files anonymously, search engine type searching. very good for certain uses, not so good for others.

    to me this is the quick and dirty. its not very easy to download large files but little things like mp3s are easy. this method is sloppy you dont really know what you are doing but no real time investment (unless you consider waiting for your download investment)

    carracho/hotline/irc/ftp/etc type file sharing: these are less anonymous, allow and usually require interaction between users, there are servers, trackers and clients, the focus is on dealing (just saying hi, offerring to upload, etc) with admins not using a search engine. again good for some uses, not good for others.

    to me this method is slow but precise. you can find hard to find things, and you usually know what you are downloading, it is very easy to download large files. the tough thing is getting access to good servers, some admins can be real snobs so teh trick is finding good people. once you have a few "friends" its really easy to get most anything you want quickly but the initial time investment can be daunting to some people, just be friendly and helpful and it will pay off.

    since these apps are two completely different type of applications i would say its important for anyone who wants to be "connected" to find at least one application in each category that they use. its a matter of knowing your tools. if you tried to work on your mac with just a phillips screw driver you couldnt get much done. you have your torx and your phillips and you use each one where it is needed. you dont try to unscrew a torx screw with a phillips screwdriver, you might get it out but more likley than not you will strip your screw... hm i seem to have gotten a little sidetracked here. anyone try each type and remember about the time investment in the category two type apps (it can get frustrating at first).
     

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