Limewire on MBA

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  1. nbmoose macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone downloaded limewire to their MBA?
    Work well? Any other suggestions as to what program I should use to Download music?
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    I suggest you use iTunes and pay for your music.

    Close this thread already.
     
  3. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    limewire I'm sure would work fine. Your not really sopposed to talk about it here but if you're interested in getting whole albums search torrents and try downloading transmission.
     
  5. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Bittorrents good for new singles and albums, where Gnutella would likely be fakes, but Limewires good for the odd song too. Runs great on my P4 hackintosh, majen it'll do just fine on a MBA
     
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  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Ask a mod to delete the thread for you. You can use the red triangle and report your thread that way.

    BTW, personally, I would not use any Internet file sharing system on a MBA since it has a 1.8 inch HD.
     
  8. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    why would that make a difference?
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Wear and tear on the HD.

    From what I understand, the 1.8 inch form factor is not meant for heavy HD use. Internet file sharing results in extensive HD access because you are not only downloading files but uploading as well (usually at slower speeds) so the HD is continuously working.
     
  10. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    gotcha, he might have the ssd
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Excellent point. :)

    However, would an SSD HD be good for this use? SSD has a limited, albeit very high, number of writes. Internet file sharing really uses a hard drive -- especially if you have many threads/channels going on at once.

    For the occasional DL when you need something when on the go, probably no worries. I would not use an MBA's internal HD, regular or SSD, for continuous Internet file sharing. But that's just me. YMMV.
     

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