p2p software. What's best in your opinion?

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  1. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    What is it and where did you download it? Free?
     
  2. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

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    I believe Acquisition to be the best P2P in the world. $15 for a user license, and then there is the unlimited downloads, and the fact its not a hack like limewire, and its written in pure Aqua! Acquisition








    Hope this helps
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You hit the nail on the head with that one, it's an excellent, comprehensive site. There are many great options out there, so pick your poison! (Or may be you'll actually pick Poisoned... ;))
     
  4. andypop macrumors newbie

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    Acqlite, NOT Acquisition.

    you don't need all that bloated crap. Just get the lite version as it doesn't contain spyware, adware, and it doesn't 'call home'.

    load it, and let it sit for a few min -- you'll be amazed at how many files are available.

    /apop
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I didn't realize that this light version existed - thanks for that, I might have to give it a try myself one of these days...
     
  6. andypop macrumors newbie

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    you'll love it. It's just a nice, clean, SMALL version of Acquisition.

    much better, methinks.

    /apop
     
  7. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

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    Apple's don't get spyware, adware, viruses or the like. I have used Acquisition since 10.1, and have had no problems with it, and i highly recommend it. Only windows computers with Kazaa or the like have the spyware problems.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Hehe, then keep using Acquisition if that's what works. I use Acqlite, and its the same thing but better. I don't see the down side to it. ;)
     
  9. andypop macrumors newbie

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    yeah, okay.

    never say never. (or "don't")


    /apop
     
  10. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    I also use and recommend Acqlite. It's pretty much the same as Acquisition, but it's free! :cool: Also, Acquisition does phone home to check your serial. MSJ'ers know all about that and Dave W. ;) ;) ;)
     
  11. spookykids macrumors member

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    If you can you should use bittorrent. Its the best protocol out there. If you have to do it the dumb way, use Xfactor or Poisoned.
     
  12. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded Acqlite, but when I tried to run the program, it said that I needed an update java. I've already updated before and when I checked for more updates, there wasn't any for java. Am I missing something? I didn't have this problem with Acquisition.
     
  13. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem. Looks like acquisition for me!
     
  14. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    lol, I was going to make the switch but it seems like acquisition is here to stay.
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Darn.

    Well, you pay for Acquisition, and you don't for Acqlite, so if you can get in contact with the guys over at Acqlite, surely its better than getting Acquisition. Don't know why it doesn't work for you, but if that's the case, look at the comments and suggestions for Acqlite at versiontracker and see if others are having the same problem. ;)
     
  16. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I agree. BT is the best P2P app in my opinion; there's lots to get. I get all my Linux distros via BT. (Too bad the numbnuts' who run the biggest MacTorrents site have made it invite-only for the time being .. it's become a circus :rolleyes: I'm personally hoping for a split, but I doubt it'll happen.)

    Poisoned is also good. Aquisition bites because you have to pay for it. Paying for a P2P app ... :rolleyes: Get serious
     
  17. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I've used Limewire and its pretty straight forward.

    I have the same problem with acqlite - saying I need Java 1.4.2 which I do have. Help?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I did all of that, and low and behold, it will work, but no network connections. Acquisition works perfectly, so it looks like it will stay for a little while longer on my HDD.
     
  20. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Why am I a BitTorrent fan, even though I don't use P2P apps myself? There's so many legitimate things that can be obtained through BitTorrent...such as Debian Linux.
     
  21. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same problem with acqlite and java. after searching the acqlite mb I found a 'fix' that someone created you can download here.

    at first it didn't seem to want to connect to the network but within a few minutes it should connect. after that it's all smooth sailing.
     
  22. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    If only the link worked... :(
     
  23. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    oh crap, how'd that happen? the hyperlink put "%20%3cbr%20/%3e" at the end of the link for some odd reason. o_O

    anyways here's the link in it's entirety: http://www.witchmountain.org/acqlite-0.23c.zip
     
  24. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I think it worked the first time around- I had 3 of the same zip file on my desktop :rolleyes: Sorry about that...

    It is working AOK so far
     

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