LimeWire

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    207,092,975
  • Date Added:
    March 24, 2010
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 68 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 19
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 9923 votes

    • 5 star 4138
    • 4 star 2843
    • 3 star 1016
    • 2 star 472
    • 1 star 1454
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5 stars

"Best downloadable P2P software EVER!!!"

May 27, 2010  |  By 57389

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

This is a clean and good looking P2P software!

Cons

No cons!!!!

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1 stars

"It is a Door way to virus"

May 26, 2010  |  By haku1990

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

If your not sure if your anti virus works Use i It sure gives you virus also when it do work it gives you some good music videos hentai p0rn ECT

Cons

It gave everyone in my family virus on our PC's Also it gives back door Trojans

Summary

Why i don't like it it mess's up your PC to the max if you don't' have darn good anti

virus I say keep away from this thing i know a lot better sites you can get music it isn't virus D: you get worms Trojans virus you name it my dad got a really bad one

on hi's PC one time and sister got it as well it taken them wreaks to get it off
there PC

KEEP AWAY FROM THIS SOFT WARE IT'S NO GOOD D: don't want any one to end up like my family did

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4 stars

"Better than it use to be"

May 24, 2010  |  By ballaches

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

Can find more songs than any other P2P I've tried.

Cons

The advanced seach could be more user friendly

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4 stars

"more variety"

May 20, 2010  |  By Jason__Ong

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

more variety than limwire
easy to download

Cons

slower than frostwire

Summary

if you want more variety than limwire would be better
if you want more speed than frostwire would be better

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4 stars

"Great source of a variety of music."

May 19, 2010  |  By RnSandy

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

Easy to download and start using right away.

Cons

Sometimes lose the download mid-download (stalled or lose P2P). This can be very time consuming if downloading several songs at a time. Also if you upgrade to PRO (as I did for a lifetime member) they don't recognize it on a new computer.

Summary

I would definitely recommend it.

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1 stars

"Won't download, says it is corrupt"

May 18, 2010  |  By hnicole88

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

downloads fast..well the old version did because it actually worked

Cons

IT DOESNT WORK! i tried to use my limewire, it told me to download the new one..i TRIED..and it just wont work. so whoever made this..u need to fix it to work properly.

Summary

It just will not download. and i cant completely get the old version off of my computer...which i would LIKE to since it wont work now because i was told to download the new version. I ignored that comment but it wouldnt let me use the old version.so i tried downloading the new. and it says that it is corrupt. i tried 3 times. so i dont know what is wrong. but it is annoying and i want my old limewire back!

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5 stars

"Works Great"

May 17, 2010  |  By oksoonerron

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

Easy to install. Easy to use. Spam blocker is a improvement.

Cons

I don't have any.

Summary

All your searches have what you are looking for instead of bogus files.

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4 stars

"Have used this program for years. It is reliable."

May 16, 2010  |  By Ravenskye000

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

The new version interface is uncluttered and easy to use. I would say only 3% of my total downloads have been incomplete (with the new version). The software lets you know if there are updates for the program.

Cons

I think we all know pirating is considered illegal. Using ZapShares keeps downloaded files from being shared.

Summary

I like the new version version very much. Very good program.

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5 stars

"five stars"

May 15, 2010  |  By ebumali

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

fast and easy to use

Cons

it's hard to understand..

Summary

because fast and easy to use.

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4 stars

"A+ but lawsuit risk unless ZapShares also installed..."

May 13, 2010  |  By UltraMan0027

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

If you're going to use LimeWire then you better plan on protecting yourself with another program like ZapShares which can also be found on CNET...or risk getting threats from your ISP like I did!

Cons

LimeWire should better warn people about the risks of using the software without additional protection.

Summary

LimeWire worked great until my ISP contacted me threatening to cut off my Internet access and told me I might get sued. I had to install another program from CNET called ZapShares and this seemed to fix the problem....they should mention this during the installation process!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5.8
Version 5.5.8 fix a bug in which an incomplete download sometimes wouldn't restart.
General
Publisher LimeWire
Publisher web site http://www.limewire.com/
Release Date March 24, 2010
Date Added March 24, 2010
Version 5.5.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 207,092,975
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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