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BunnyGirl
12-10-03, 12:52
Hi everybody,

I've got a bit of a problem, and any advice you can give me would be most welcome.

After hearing about all the troubles people were having with Kazaa, I decided to uninstall it from my computer a couple of weeks ago. Even though I'd never had any trouble with it at all, I thought it for the best.

Now I'm really missing it, and I need something similar to use.

I've done a bit of homework and come up with a few possibles...

Soulseek
Direct Connect
eDonkey
Grokster
Win MX

Has anyone got any advice on which of these is the best to choose?

Thanks guys http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

TR-Player
12-10-03, 12:53
They're all like Kazaa ;)

frostfur452
12-10-03, 12:58
Well I've tried WinMX but i spent forever in que or remote lists that it wasnt funny. I heard that soulseek was pretty good tho

chocco
12-10-03, 13:00
Hi BunnyGirl http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Kazzalite seems to be the best at the moment for myself and friends.
I know some people have tried some of the above you mentioned and didn't get on with them as good as Kazzalite.
Hope that helps. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

DJ HFP
12-10-03, 13:05
kazaa gold, so im told

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

laracroft8290
12-10-03, 16:07
WinMX is the best alternative.

galaxia2999
12-10-03, 16:49
winmx sucks

laracroft8290
12-10-03, 17:08
whatever. go ahead and use kazaa and kazaa lite, because that's exactly who the riaa is watching. WinMX is an acceptable alternative to kazaa, if you learn how to use it. There are some others but they require a more extensive knowledge of command lines. Grokster, Bearshare, and eDonkey are also being watched by the riaa.

[ 12. October 2003, 18:10: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

BunnyGirl
12-10-03, 17:37
Thanks guys, I'll look into WinMX a little further.

Could you tell me if its difficult to use or not?

I'm not very good with computers at all. The extend of my knowledge with them could be written on the back of a postage stamp. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

Thanks again http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

shandroid
12-10-03, 17:56
Hi Bunny! Personally, I wouldn't take a chance on any of these programs. It's a bit scary when even a 12 year old girl gets subpoenaed by the RIAA. BTW, her mom had to pay a $1 per song she downloaded, which ended up being about $2000. I don't think the RIAA cares much about people who only download the occasional song, but I am still scared.

At this site, http://www.eff.org/ you can look to see if your user name has been subpoenaed and also get information.

My personal opinion is this: The RIAA should cut their losses, then every new CD should be protected against copying. Then at least future sales of new CDs won't be reduced by the filesharing biz.

Draco
12-10-03, 18:54
Tower Records? :eek: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

swimfanc42tr
12-10-03, 19:24
Morpheus works for me.. Never had any problems with it...

laracroft8290
13-10-03, 17:00
Morpheus became Kazaa. They were two "different" programs at the start, but they are now one and the same in Kazaa.

BTW that girl that got sued, she made back every penny. Because anytime things like that happen, the file-sharing crowd bans together, and gets back the peepsí money.

Also copy protection on CDs hasnít worked so far. With the first version it could be knocked out with a marker. With this new version, it can be bypassed by shutting off a feature provided by windows when a cd is inserted, or holding down a certain key...(i won'd disclose either at the moment because somebody in a major corporation got mad when their stock went south because of the depressing news about their copy protection method.) As far as encryption goes..that won't happen. Software & hardware issues.

All subpoenas so far have been issued for users of kazaa, who upload music to others users or those who function as supernodes.

[ 13. October 2003, 18:04: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

DragonDan
13-10-03, 19:27
BitTorrent sites are far better than Kazaa, and the like.
you d/l a small explorer plugin, then search on the torrent sites for what you want. you upload as you download, as there are many people trying to get the same files. It does take up quite a bit of bandwidth, so I use it at night, when I sleep.
www.suprnova.org (http://www.suprnova.org)
there are tons of mirror sites, just look for one thats up.