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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mym4c, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. mym4c macrumors newbie

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    hey.. im a new mac user. i love it, but there is just one downfall.. my music. i dont know where to get music on a mac. lots of people told me limewire fries mac os x. is this true? thanks.
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, you can legally get music through the iTunes music store, or by ripping CD's you own. There are some other ways, like Napster or the Yahoo program, but those seem to pale in comparison to iTunes.

    As far as using Limewire just as a program by itself, it works fine on any Mac I've tried it on. But for P2P, I'd really just use bittorrent, it's so much faster.
     
  3. mym4c thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there any bittorrent sites for macs? if know any good ones please post.
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    When discussing bitorrent and P2P, be sure to keep it legal... public domain stuff, you know the drill.

    otherwise, it'll get waste-landed instantly.
     
  5. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    I have an old iMac that I've been runnng LimeWire on since 1999, never fried anything. Although I now use use iTunes to get my music, it's the first cheap way I could find to get the few songs that I want to buy.
     
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    There are some good bittorrent programs for Mac, especially Azureus. As far as downloading bittorrent files, any website that has them will work, they're not platform-specific. I won't recommend any specific site, though, because as mentioned above, many engage in non-legal trading of files.
     
  7. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Is that a legal P2P???? (because you have to pay?)
     
  8. mym4c thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. mym4c thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and this thing isnt going to get me viruses or anythign right? although almost everybody is saying there is no viruses for mac. i love this thing and if it gets messed up im gonna cry lol
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    There are no viruses that have been successfully done for OS X. OS 9, is a different story.

    But, be careful, you know how it goes.
     
  11. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    LimeWire is fine with OSX; been using it for about a year now with its pay turbocharged version. Though I use iTMS to legally download in support my fav. artists :)
     
  12. Project macrumors 68020

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    SolarSeek

    SoulseekX

    Both of these enable you to connect to other Windows Soulseek users...

    I think the notion of labelling P2P programs as illegal and whatnot is a bit silly though. So long as the thread doesnt explicitly say that he wants it for downloading illegal content, then it should be cool. I mean, DVD burners are OK to talk about arent they? And I know the biggest use of them isnt to backup your files.
     
  13. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    i have used limewire for over 2 years on mac no problems go for it
     
  14. prophet621 macrumors member

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    I use limewire without any noticable problems. I've tried acquisition and poisoned but rarley find much with them and they are much slower with fewer results.
     
  15. mym4c thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so in your opinion which is better.. limewire or acquistion?
     

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