Anyone know how to get Kazaa for OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pmpknetr21, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. pmpknetr21 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2003
    I just made the switch from Windows to an iMac and I was wondering if there is a way to get Kazaa onto OS X? Do I have to buy Virtual PC? Thanks for whatever help you can provide?
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    We are not technically supposed to talk about such applications on this message board. Other than Virtual PC there is no way to run Kazaa, but there are plenty of similar programs available for Mac OS X.


    probably others as well.
  3. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Any released version of Poisoned after 0.500 is bulls***. If a file is incomplete, in later versions, you won't get to it unless you hack your system, because the ability to change your incomplete file directory (from the app) has been removed. In Poisoned 0.500, you have that ability, and it should be one of the first things you do (change the directory to, say, ~/PoisonedIncomplete/ <-- create the folder first).

    Otherwise, as stated, get VPC to run Kazaa.
  5. dopefiend macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004

    You can talk about P2P applications all you want on here.... :rolleyes:
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    What to say vs. what not to say:

    Example 1:
    "I used Poisoned to download some songs..." <-- Illegal!
    The discussion of downloading illegal software, including music without the artist's express-written consent (I think), is illegal.

    Example 2:
    "Poisoned is better than Acquisition because it's free." <-- Legal
    Comparing/contrasting the differences of the functionality of two+ apps is fine.

    Though, if examples aren't enough for ya, and no one else on the forums can provide better specifics, complain to an organization that cares.
  7. Kevlar macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2004
    Great White North
    Also there is xfactor which uses the giFT deamon just like poisoned.
  8. Tommy! macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2001
    "I have downloaded hundreds of songs on limewire , acquisition, and poisoned."

    You can say anything you want, as long as you're not shouting "fire" in a crowded movie theater. Being caught in the act is what matters.

    Back to the topic, Poisoned (which uses the Kazaa network) is not only bullcrap because of the way it handles incomplete files, but also because it just plain doesn't work anymore. I find limewire to work just fine these days. Acquisition I haven't really toyed around with recently. As long as what you want isn't all that rare, any of the applications will work.
  9. pmpknetr21 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2003
    From P2P to Firewalls...

    Thanks to all of you who replied. Those are good suggestions for P2P apps. Anyways, on a different note...seeing as I just made the switch, I'm still a bit clueless about panther and all that. So...I was told that I don't need a firewall software program to use my iMac since the system has 128-bit encryption. I know it's got the 128-bit, but isn't firewall software still neccesary?
  10. dopefiend macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    You should always have some kind of firewall.
  11. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Panther has a built-in firewall, which can be enabled in System Preferences. It only filters incoming traffic by default, though. If you want to analyze outgoing traffic, use a program like Little Snitch (an outgoing communication monitor) or BrickHouse (a graphical user interface for configuring the built-in firewall).
  12. Maxicek macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2004
    I'm a bit late to this thread, but check out There is a link on the Macrumors main page, lower left corner. I've also heard Drumbeat is good, but you will have to pay about $30 for it.
  13. sibelius macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2004
    Houston, Texas
    Kazaa for OS X

    What? Are you serious? Kazaa has to be one of the biggest resource killers on the PC. Everyone who has Kazaa on their PC has (now, or eventually) major issues with their machine. And don't be like some and tell me, "oh, it doesn't affect my machine like that", or feel that just because you're a computer expert you've got the special insight to work with Kazaa in a trouble-free situation. It just doesn't happen.

    The spyware alone that Kazaa installs on a machine is enough to make someone puke. Why would you want that hell brought upon the Macintosh community?

    Not that you think this way (described above) or wish ill on fellow Mac users... I'm just restating what I've heard from various people around work (and I work for a major software development company... these guys KNOW computers... and Kazaa has still screwed everyone over at some point).

    It's a shame... Kazaa has access to a lot of stuff. But the illegal aspect of it just doesn't appeal to me. There are no ifs, ands, or buts.... pirating is pirating. If you want true Peer-to-Peer there are a lot of better applications out there. If you're interested in pirating music, software, or porn (which you are... why else are you interested in Kazaa) then have at it... just be prepared to deal with the troubles/issues associated with the application.

  14. dopefiend macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    Kazaa lite works perfectly! :p

    torrent is where its at though....
  15. Soc7777777 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2004
    Kazaa lite is dead
    Kazaa ressurection is here ;)
  16. g808 macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    You could give Nicotine a try. Here's a simple to install and run version.
  17. simply258 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2003
  18. king_leonidas macrumors member


    Jun 7, 2003
  19. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    Poisoned is the way to go, it uses the kazaa network, as well as the limewire (gnutella) one...
  20. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    Ummm there is no kazaa for mac, dont worry. Chill!!!! Seems like you got a lot of anger towards p2p and kazaa. And bah, Kazaa sucks, but thats not the only app out there and it is truly p2p. Dude, you only get as much as others are willing to give. but perhaps i might agree with you that there are better applications (and therefore, protocols) out there, like BitTorrent.
  21. pmpknetr21 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2003
    So its sounds like limewire is the best, but I assume I can have them all installed and use them all so I guess I'll do that. Anyways, anyone have any other thoughts on good firewall prgrams for the Mac? I'm surprised no one has mentioned Norton? Should I take that as a hint? I had Zone Alarm on my pc, but there isn't one for the mac.
  22. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Drumbeat sucks. When I tried it during my 14-day trial period, it crashed almost every day I used the damn P.O.S. software. And that was with regular activities, such as clicking this, clicking that, reviewing some stats, etc. Hardly worth justifying the $30 price tag unless you're setting up a digital tire burning lot, which, I've been told, can get smelly pretty fast. [​IMG]

    Oh, and Limewire can bite the motherf***ing dust already. It's very stable, yes, but it's slow. Limewire Pro has also gone ridiculous in used to be sub-$10 to upgrade (I think it used to be around $6.50 for the Pro version). Poisoned is at least 3 times faster and easier to use in terms of the GUI, it's free, and, considering that Poisoned is still into beta, it's fairly worth it if you don't mind trying out beta software.
  23. dbauer macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    As mentioned previously, you don't need 3rd party software for firewall on a Mac, its built-in. Go to System Preferences --> Sharing --> Firewall and click start. It will protect you just like the rest of us. If you need to open any other ports besides the default ones (for iPhoto sharing or something like that) just click the New button and enter the port and nickname for it.

    I've been running it for 8 months with no issues. :D
  24. pmpknetr21 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2003
    Great advice on the built-in firewire setting. Thank you very much.

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