get limewire?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robosays21, May 20, 2007.

  1. robosays21 macrumors member

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    hey guys i got a mbp cd 2.16 ghz

    on windows, limewire completely ****s up the computer...

    how bout a mac? are they ok?
     
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  3. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    its not ok on a mac either.... mac + limewire = you get herpes!

    by the way why would a mbp 2.16 matter limewire is software why ould your hardware matter?
     
  4. robosays21 thread starter macrumors member

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    are there any progams like limewire that dont hurt the computer?
     
  5. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    ummm...yea....its called BUYING STUFF!
     
  6. chex macrumors regular

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    running it on os x should see much less of a slowdown/spyware/ad attack than on windows
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    acquisition. or buying the stuff.

    but i still wouldnt use limewire its interface is just bad.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    Acqlite is much better than Limewire, and is freeware...but Acquisition is the best, you can either pay for it or put up with some nags to buy :)

    Not in this case, but software recommendations can require hardware specifics:

    E.g. You wouldn't recommend someone use a PPC version of Maya (heavy 3D app) on a macbook with 512MB of RAM...
     
  9. robosays21 thread starter macrumors member

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    does acquisition **** up the computer?

    i.e. viruses, spyware...etc
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    NO...there is NO spyware, and there are NO viruses for OS X...at all..

    There have been proof-of-concepts, and even some that were developed, but quickly patched by Apple...but now there are absolutely 0 viruses for the operating system :)
     
  11. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure? I was listening to a podcast by Leo Laporte and he said that OS-X is just as vulerable to spyware and viruses as Windows is, the only reason they are never heard of is because it takes so much time and money for "programers" to write the viruses and such that it would benefit them nothing. There are WAY WAY more Windows users, who are generally speaking, people who have no idea how to protect their computer, which makes it so easy for the hackers to attack those machines.

    But yes, I am writing this on a Windows machine (which I HATE!!!) and don't own a Mac (yet), so you could say I know nothing about the subject and I'd pretty much say, "you are right." :D
     
  12. zioxide macrumors 603

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    there is some malware for os x, but nowhere near as much as windows. and no viruses that the computer can just get randomly. the user would have to put the malware on their system for it to affect them
     
  13. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    This could and probably is partially correct, but Macs are still more secure than PCs.

    Click
     
  14. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    limewire is just slow on a mac, acquisition is easy to use, cheaper to buy, and a much lighter application that runs faster- it also supports torrents as well although that tends screw with the application a little bit.
     
  15. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    I heard the same thing from leo.
     
  16. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    I use Limwire and it's works a lot better on a Mac than Windows...
    It's probably not the best...but it works!
     
  17. psychofreak Retired

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    Really look at Acqlite and Acquisition...they're just so much better...and they connect to the same networks (Gnutella) as Limewire, so you get the same results :)
     
  18. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    anyway, getting back to your original question.

    Yes Limewire exists for mac, and it will most likely run fine.
     
  19. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I used to have Acquisition, but now I don't. Now, I tend to use LimeWire, but I also never use that. Overall, i've probably downloaded one or two files from LimeWire.

    I'm the kind of person who would rather buy the CD and upload it to my iTunes library.
     
  20. iQuit macrumors 6502a

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    ...

    Has anyone checked out Frostwire? It's completely free and fairly good at finding things.
     
  21. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Better than Limewire
     
  22. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    You can tell by the name. :D
     
  23. psychofreak Retired

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    No illegal talk here...torrents are only good for larger files as well...
     
  24. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    PLease keep this to a discussion of the apps and not the usual usage, no piracy talk will be tolerated on this board.
     
  25. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No offense to Leo Laporte, but if he had any true knowledge and skills to bring to the table, he and other pundits like him would be too busy with gainful employment to fuss with a regular podcast. They are what those of us whose jobs it is to really handle these situations call "just smart enough to be dangerous." They have some basic knowledge, and have the skills to bluff the rest of the way. Sometimes the information they give out is mostly correct. Many times, it's based partially in truth, but is incorrect enough to make the jobs of those of us who know the REAL deal all that more difficult.

    The truth is, yes any computer and any operating system should be viewed as vulnerable to some degree. that said, Apple and Microsoft have two very different philosophies on how to handle security issues. Microsoft gives the end user unfettered access to every sensitive and vulnerable part of the system, whether they have the skill level to know what that means or not. Apple sets up their machines so that this same "god" level of access is restricted only to those who need it, know what it is and what it means to have it, and how to unlock it. Most people don't know what is, don't need it, and on a Mac, aren't hindered because they don't even realize the difference. As a result, Mac users are better off because they can still do everything they need to do, without being exposed to the security-sensitive bits that malware can take advantage of.

    Additionally, Apple uses a robust Unix-based foundation upon which to build the OS X interface, and it's core does some very simple things to prevent the vulnerabilities which make it so easy to attack PCs. it's not impossible, but indeed far more difficult to compromise a Mac.

    By the way, this is not coming from a Mac fanboy. I've been using Windows since 3.1, and although I've been administering support for Macs since System 6.0.4, I hadn't really begun to use a Mac for my own use until about a month ago when I bought a MacBook Pro. My desktop machines continue to run Windows (one XP, one Vista).

    Now, despite anything Apple does, the lowest common denominator for security issues is still the person sitting at the keyboard. Installing programs like LimeWire, which are known for including spyware and malware in their bundles, is like buying the most expensive security system in the world for your house only to voluntarily unlock your doors for the thief that came knocking. Knowingly installing malware-riddled software means that all bets are off.
     

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