Slow MacBook with Limewire?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by styleman01, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. styleman01 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2006
    I went to the Apple store and while getting something repaired, mentioned that my computer was slow. the first thing that came out of the emplyee's mouth was, "do you have limewire?". i do! why does it make my computer slow and how can i get rid of it to make my computer quicker?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Drag it to the Trash, do a Spotlight search for lime, drag results to the Trash, search for gnut, drag to the Trash. LimeWire is evil, and badly written. If you must use a P2P app (and most of them are evil, but some were created less evil then others), then Azeurus seems quite highly commended 'round here. I'd help you more, but I steer clear of the P2P stuff. It's 'orrible. :(

    It keeps everything in the RAM yet still manages to be constantly writing to your hard drive. It messes with port settings and can down a wireless network in minutes. LimeWire is evil. It should have been made by Microsoft.
  3. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2006
    I used to run Acquisition and that was the p2p that bogged down my computer. Limewire seems breezy compared to Acquisition. Thanks for the tip. I have no problems with Limewire, but I will keep an eye on it.
  4. xJulianx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    i use Transmission for torrents, far better than Azureus because it is not Java based. Azureus loves CPU and RAM, Transmission on the other hand is a somewhat, 'light' torrent program.

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