Kazaa Alternatives

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Spanko, May 25, 2002.

  1. Spanko

    Spanko Guest

    Well now we have all seen the news, and there will be no more kazaa, so I wanted to open up a thread to discuss alternatives. Of course they would have to be spyware free, or have "hacked" spyware free version. So which ones have all of you used and which did you like best? and why? As far as I'm concerned Kazaa Lite was the best, fast downloads, and you could always find what you were looking for. I always had trouble with the Gnutella Clients, seemed like I could never find what I wanted and when I did it wouldnt download, or it would go awfully slow. Lets hear what the rest of you have to say.
     
  2. hunterv69

    hunterv69 Guest

    eventhough Kazaa is going down.. the Kazaa itself will still be functional.. so we all can use the kazaa lite.
     
  3. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    Yep. WinMX all the way!
    There's a new version 3.1 of WinMX out now.
     
  4. theauditors

    theauditors Guest

    I've always preferred DC++...it's a little different (in that you have to share decent amounts of files to get onto hubs), but I find that I always get high transfer speeds, and a greater variety of files.
    You can get DC++ from http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/, or the normal Direct Connect client from http://www.neo-modus.com/
    But with DC++'s ability to connect to an unlimited number of hubs at a time, and search them all, I don't see why you'd want it.
     
  5. 65fastback

    65fastback Guest

    I have used only Morpheous (original and preview edition) and Kazaa Lite. When I learned about Kazaa Lite, I was pleased that it was free from ads, popups, etc. This is a big deal to me, as I'm sure it is to a lot of people.

    Morpheous is okay, but I don't care for the way the program interacts with user internet connections though (constantly sending/receiving packets, even at an idle state). My brother uses Morpheous and when he accidentally leaves it running at idle state I notice my Linksys router lighting up like a Christmas tree. If I'm doing anything over the internet when he does this, I feel it. So usually I go to his computer and shut the program down. With Kazaa this is not an issue.

    I read that Kazaa sold their business to another company. I did not read that the network was going to be dissolved.....yet.

    Regardless, I'm interested in hearing about alternatives as well. I haven't heard much about WinMX.
     
  6. aletank

    aletank Guest

    I use Grokster at the moment but I think this uses the Kazaa network so if it does and Kazaa goes down bringing Grokster down I think I will try WinMX out first
     
  7. TR!GG3R

    TR!GG3R Guest

    MIRC All The Way!!!! much Friendlyer :D no spyware crap no ads no nowt if u know wot ya doing ;)
     
  8. riscy

    riscy OSNN Addict

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    Gnucleus is pretty good too - good download speeds and LOTS of files - shame the icon looks like a fried egg though :)

    I had problems with WinMX and didn't rate it - but that seems to be just me
     

  9. Ahh mIRC, the only program on my machine that truly loves me :D
     
  10. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    for MP3 BLUBSTER is the way to go, other than that i think WinMX is pretty descent........audo galaxy if u wanna search for 80's metal bands and rock, but blubster is the one i really like
     
  11. I use a combination of kazza lite and mIRC to get what I need, would be a great shame to lose kazza lite...
     
  12. SeeKerS

    SeeKerS Guest

    Blubster All the way

    Hey I think Blubster Kicks the @ss of KaZaA in searching for mp3s. When I look for a song i see all these people with t3 lines and speeds are wonderfull. As for mIRC never tried it, is it the same as eDonkey2000 if so its good but have trouble connecting. Anyone care to explain to me how to use mIRC. Do it in steps so that i can follow. But anyhow Blubster is the way to go and when Blubster 2.0 comes out it will truly rock.
     
  13. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    WinMX is the best for new material and some old stuff. If you're into the old stuff, like my dad is, then you want AudioGalaxy. It will que up a song and it will just download whenever a user with that song is on. Be careful though - the AudioGalaxy Satellite program is riddled with spyware that pops up ads at random when you are surfing the internet. The solution to this is to download the spyware free version of AudioGalaxy Satellite. Go to http://www.kazaalite.com and click on the PHP version to get it. At the top you will see something that says "Latest AudioGalaxy Satellite NOSPYWARE". Click on that and it will bring you to a place where you can download it.
     
  14. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    Check this thread
    here
     
  15. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    AudioGalaxy is excellent
     
  16. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    As I've said before, WinMX is the best for new material and some old stuff. If you're into the old stuff, like my dad is, then you want AudioGalaxy. It will que up a song and it will just download whenever a user with that song is on. Be careful though - the AudioGalaxy Satellite program is riddled with spyware that pops up ads at random when you are surfing the internet. The solution to this is to download the spyware free version of AudioGalaxy Satellite. Go to http://www.kazaalite.com and click on the PHP version to get it. At the top you will see something that says "Latest AudioGalaxy Satellite NOSPYWARE." Click on that and it will bring you to a place where you can download it. You can check for spyware by downloadind a program called Ad-aware. Go to http://www.download.com to get it.
     
  17. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    WINMX seems fine for music, but it has nothing on what I look for on a daily basis. there is more to find than MP3.
     
  18. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    Thanks ModestCargo, I use Ad-Aware to remove the spyware, but I installed spyware free version from the link you gave :)