LimeWire 5.1.4

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 9923 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    207,092,975
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

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From its start as a post-Napster clone to its leading role as the quintessential Gnutella client, LimeWire is the highest-profile P2P application. Version 5 re-envisions LimeWire for a Web 2.0 world, with an emphasis on sharing with friends, square buttons with rounded corners, and overall a cleaner interface.

Two search bars and two sidebars cap off the redesign. The uppermost search bar is the global search that scans what everybody is sharing over the P2P network, while the secondary one on the right searches your library. The sidebars are set up in a similar way. Both are on the left, with the outer one offering three options: your library, the global P2P network, and your friends. Click on My Library and your inner sidebar shows your collection of music, movies, and documents. The P2P Network option shows what you're uploading and downloading, while the Friends option lets you share your library specifically with your Google/Jabber contacts, which you can import. Search results can be presented in both the new Web 2.0-style that surfaces just the most relevant information, with an Information button to dive deeper or the "classic" spreadsheet view.

The Advanced Tools feature is also new, which lets power users drill down and get highly specific information about who they're connected to, similar to what's available from torrent clients. This data includes IP addresses, bandwidth, the program being used and its version. The new features and overall functionality make this by far the most mature version of LimeWire to date. Despite the typical performance flaws found in all file-sharing clients, this latest version continues to offer solid performance and good looks across the board.

 
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  • Current Version

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1 stars

"Great program, less than great peer-sharers"

July 22, 2009  |  By BenWalsh

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

Extremely easy P2P file sharing
Great Interface
Simple

Cons

Ridden with infected files
No real user community interface
Ease of use makes it a hotspot for malicious files and porn

Summary

See, the thing about Limewire is that it offers no real community of peers to converse with about files, such as IsoHunt.com , or thePirateBay.org (Both .torrent sites). Because of this, it's too easy to download viruses without knowing it. A system such as IsoHunt's forums and comments/ratings allows users to easily determine the good from the bad. Such sites, through the use of torrents, also offer a much wider range of files to be downloaded.

The Bottom line --

Stick with torrents. If you don't know what that is, this -- http://www.what-is-torrent.com/ -- should help you.

Use a solid, lightweight and easy client such as uTorrent (www.utorrent.com) to download your torrents, and you're good to go.

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4 stars

"It`s a real good program! I like it!!"

July 22, 2009  |  By Nabil Hanafi

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

The possiblity to find even unknown songs!

Cons

That there are no programs to download anymore!! Why?

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5 stars

"a good program"

July 19, 2009  |  By aznsn69

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

its fast and its good for downloading music, i havnt ran into any virus yet because im not dumb arse.

Cons

nothing really.

Summary

Limewire is a good program if u know how to use it and know which file to download that doesnt have a virus which is pretty easy and simple. People that gets viruses from the files they download off limewire is really their fault not limewire.

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4 stars

"be cautious of what you download"

July 17, 2009  |  By emilyxgrace

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

free music, movies, and others.

Cons

many of the songs have viruses.

Summary

the program itself is safe and highly legit, but you have to be very cautious of what you download, because about 80% of all the files have porn/trojans/adware in them. p2p programs are never good.
i've had my virus protector pop up about 12 times telling me a trojan was blocked from a song download, so if you want limewire, you better have a good virus protector like AVG.
i think we should all just stick to itunes.

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2 stars

"program virus free, but not music"

July 17, 2009  |  By muziette

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

large library

Cons

music file contains viruses

Summary

Something I downloaded installed playMP3z, which is a trojan, and causes multiple web pages to open, a lot of them porn. My three virus programs did not detect it as a virus. It also hijacked my iTunes file, and deleted the folder.

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1 stars

"porn connection"

July 15, 2009  |  By thriftyspender

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

searches for songs

Cons

almost everything. Very limited in its content of the greatest music there is....which is Christian gospel soul-winning music. I searched for several...couldn't find it. When I searched for God Is So Great.....received back
hard core porn....

Summary

I haven't had to run into porn for years...then, when I try to search for great, Gospel soul-winning songs....get porn.....Are we living in a time when everything is just filled with idolatrous thinking? (the worship of man, man's creations, and man's lusts?) and care nothing about God, and our creator, Jesus Christ, who will bring us world peace and redeem the world?

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4 stars

"so nice software"

July 15, 2009  |  By icang_001

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

i can download all my favorite songs

Cons

nothing to say

Summary

i like this product because it would help me to reach my satisfaction

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5 stars

"easy too work."

July 14, 2009  |  By lenins

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

keep your computer running

Cons

i can not or know of a issue with this program.

Summary

get it now.

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4 stars

"a real quick find"

July 12, 2009  |  By troyboy

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

Come a long way from the old days. Search is quicker, download much faster

Cons

still have to be careful. I've picked up a couple nasty's

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1 stars

"Very bad result"

July 12, 2009  |  By vshankaa

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.4 5.1.4

Pros

Just wasted my time with this.

Cons

Any search result returns viruses and porn, nothing else.

Summary

Torrent is the best way to go. This is just waster of time and just hype.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.4
Version 5.1.4 fixes a bug with the single file sharing widget and removes the check box for the multi file sharing widget.
General
Publisher LimeWire
Publisher web site http://www.limewire.com/
Release Date June 23, 2009
Date Added June 23, 2009
Version 5.1.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95
Additional Requirements None
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Popularity
Total Downloads 207,092,975
Downloads Last Week 11
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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