Give your thougths on the best...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by noway, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. noway macrumors regular

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    p2p. I don't do torrents... I'd rather have something secure or ressembling limewire/morpheus... tat kind of apps... any suggestions?

    PS: Can someone explain to me what's better between gnutella and that kind of stuff....
     
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  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    1. I don't see why limewire is more secure than bt
    2. limewire has OSX version
    3. gnutella is a p2p network, its the 3rd largest, the largest p2p network is edonkey/amule
     
  4. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thx but I'm not gonna pay if there's some free options that are available....

    After reading your post, i went over a website called mac-p2p.com
    They suggested iSwipe.
    Do you know it?
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    never used it.

    my personal experience is that eDonkey/aMule has most search result. but they are NOT fast to download. BT is much faster if u can find the torrents.

    Kazaa has good resource too.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    I use Acquisition and put up with the nags to pay...Torrents ftw though...
     
  7. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    what do you mean by Torrents ftw though.... ?
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    ftw is short for 'for the win'.

    I mean that they are often much better than P2Ping, especially with selective downloads in the latest Transmission beta (download link), meaning you can download as many or as little of the bundle of files included in the torrent.
     
  9. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    Just give them a try! I have tried them all and have yet to find something satisfactory on OS X. If I had my choice they would port uTorrent to OS X. In the meantime I have settled on Azureus, which is a big turd imo.
     
  10. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks to all of you and I finally decided to try out transmission after reading this website. Hey brbubba, looks like Azureus isn't that bad...
     
  11. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just installed. First thougths/problems:
    1. Is it normal that each time i start the app Transmission an icon underneath my Macintosh HD appears? its the first app i have that does that.
    2. Where can i find torrents?
     
  12. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Xtorrent is the absolute best. It is from the guy who wrote Acquisition. You will need to pay for it, but it is so so worth it.

    It's also not a bad idea to want to pay private developers, I mean thats why we get all this cool software in the first place.:)
     
  13. Variant macrumors 6502

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    Man, I'm stuck on 10.3, so all I have to use is Limewire. :(

    Can't wait for Leopard!
     
  14. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    not sure what you mean about the icon...

    But HERE is a good place for Legal torrents.....
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    Xtorrent isn't fastest.
    and there are many freewares out there who are very cool and free.
     
  16. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would you mind to give some examples...
    Oh and yeah I uninstalled Transmision. I couldn't read any of the mp3 and movies I downloaded. Plus half of them nerver actually downloaded

    Anyone ever tried Poisoned or Frostwire [like limewire but different ;) ]
     
  17. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I use Acquisition for small files and Transmission for larger ones. Torrents are the way to go if you have patience and there's no rush for the actual file. I don't pay for Acquisition, but the bouncing icon every ten minutes is almost enough incentive to make me do so.
     
  18. clevin macrumors G3

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    cool freewares?

    firefox/thunderbird/avidemux/vlc/mplayer/k9copy/k3b/amarok/Beryl/comix/GIMP....
     
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  20. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    May I ask how old you are? Cuz you sound like 12 (being generous)... no offense but your comment is useless and irrelevant.

    PS:Have you ever thought that some people want small files fast (ie mp3s) so they dont want to wait hours/days in some cases to have them?
     
  21. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    Feature wise its ok, but in terms of resource usage its a big old turd on both OS X and PC. There is a derivative of it called BitTyrant which looks identical but seems to be quite a bit faster and is supposed to download faster although some have said that they didn't see any difference.
     

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