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LimeWire

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 9921 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.10.5
  • Total Downloads:
    207,092,975
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 24, 2006
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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From its start as a post-Napster clone to its leading role as the quintessential Gnutella client, LimeWire has been one of the highest-profile P2P applications. The 4.0 series further ups the ante with a combination of new features, an updated interface, and better all-around performance.

On the surface, the refined and zippier Java interface houses some snazzy new icons and a few new features, including a connection-quality meter and a button matrix for zeroing in on specific file types. The search interface now sports a progress bar, and file information--such as artist and album--is more clearly displayed. The improved network performance gave us considerably more search results than previous versions and a more reliable downloading experience (for a P2P client, that is). This latest version also feels more nimble despite its inherently resource-heavy Java-based foundation. We like the What's New feature, which lists files recently added to the network. The check box to filter out adult content also is a nice touch.

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 409 votes

    • 5 star 160
    • 4 star 118
    • 3 star 45
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 73
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 9921 votes

    • 5 star 4138
    • 4 star 2842
    • 3 star 1016
    • 2 star 471
    • 1 star 1454
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5 stars

"Terrific Product"

February 04, 2006  |  By CoolVj

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

Certainly has the best connections to peers. No spam or ads i could find. Overall good interface and gets the max out of my internet connection. I also find it works well on dialup.

Cons

Some files are not found to be seeded well and there are files like "free ipods" which come up almost any common search you make. They also come in all formats. they arent harmful though. The other problem is the appearance of files of constant size in zip format (851.7 kb) They always contain virus of some sort if you download

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4 stars

"dun need to searchin google anymore!"

April 25, 2006  |  By miragestrike

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

awsome u get wat u want when u want to download. B4 using this i had to go to google sites nd search for stuff i want to download.this is free, easy, nd safe to download anything u want

Cons

tch 6 hours to download a movie?! _ _"

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4 stars

"*****"

April 25, 2006  |  By dimension5150

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

****

Cons

*****

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5 stars

"awesome kick ass"

April 24, 2006  |  By dean james

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

cool downloads and fast

Cons

i like all of it

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4 stars

"Muy bueno"

April 23, 2006  |  By bin24mx

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

- gran cantidad de material en linea

- la velocidad de descarga es aceptable

- actualizaciones constantes

Cons

- algunos resultados son en realidad virus, troyanos o en general programas dañinos, asi que es muy recomendable tener un buen antivirus para escanear los archivos antes de ejecutarlos

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3 stars

"MEH!!!"

April 23, 2006  |  By nick143

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

OVERALL DECENT PROGRAM, GOOD SEARCH RESULTS, AND DOWNLOADS QUITE FAST. COMPARED TO MOST MP3 SEARCH PROGRAMS THIS ONE IS PRETTY GOOD

Cons

SLOWS DOWN MY COMPUTER -- STOPS RESPONDING AT TIMES. I RECOMMENDED NOT KEEPING IT ON FOR GAMING ETC...

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1 stars

"This softwere is good but has virus' inside it"

April 23, 2006  |  By jameo

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Cons

it has virus' spywere and the downloads can muck up windows meaning you have to re-load windows all over again

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4 stars

"Pretty good!!! xD"

April 23, 2006  |  By hypnotized_x

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

-veryy fast download.

-doesnt freeze at startup

-downloads music pretty fast

-good face.

-not too slow

-works really well <3

Cons

-get viruses. but they are easy to identify. however i havent had any viruses yet.

-slows up your computer....not often just sometimes. you get used to it however.

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1 stars

"A Sacrifice must be made"

April 22, 2006  |  By Ayeola

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

"FREE" music/movies

Cons

This program will butcher your system, take heed. Yes, you can download free music, but if you're running on windows (which already has enough problems) you are even more prone to crashing. I first installed limewire on my laptop last summer and have had to completely wipe my drive about 20 (not kidding) times since then. And of course, each time I was in denial and told myself it wasnt the limewire and of course it really was.

When I say crash I dont mean simply shutting off. I mean "shutting off and when you turn it back on it cant get past the boot up page". Seriously, your computer becomes a haven for viruses and spyware and you could potentially (like myself) lose very important work.

So, if you want you're music and movies think about what you are doing to your PC first and just settle for stream radio. Seriously.

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5 stars

"It's very easy to use and don't come with virus!!!"

April 22, 2006  |  By Eliana90

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

I like that the product can makes me more easy to get sons, videos, others that I like.

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4 stars

"Faster downloads with fewer problems"

April 21, 2006  |  By undercovervirgo

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.10.5

Pros

I went with the Pro and have few serious complaints after a montth. I was a WinMx fan, and find the pro version of Lime Wire to be better. Never thought I would say that! I really like the fact that Lime Wire gives you a warning when a file is corrupt. Saves a lot of time. It is also easy to use. I have checked around and it does beat the heck out of most of the alternatives.

Cons

I really wish the search engine was a lot more reliable. I guess WinMx spoiled me, as that was my favorite thing with them. You actually got what you searched for! Lime Wire actually tells you that you are too specific. I always thought that was a good thing. Also,I have found Lime Wire has a problem accepting NO to the start-up folder.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher LimeWire
Publisher web site http://www.limewire.com/
Release Date January 24, 2006
Date Added January 24, 2006
Version 4.10.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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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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