Long gone are the days of Napster & Kazaa. There are many options in the fray now for a P2P file sharing program. Limewire has its one following of people who love it and use it. I have used it for a while as well. LimeWire used to be totally free but they offer a PRO version now for $21.95 with features such as optimized search results, turbo-charged downloads and Tech support. Sound familiar? That’s the route taken by a lot of free programs and I don’t blame them.
And you can’t blame me for looking for a totally free alternative, right?
Frostwire is a great alternative for LimeWire and it has so much promising features that I find hard to ignore. It offers a lot of the PRO features of Limewire and even more like iTunes support.
Frostwire Quick Facts
- Completely free & open source (an awesome combination)
- It is a Java Gnutella P2P client
- Offers a clean slick interface with no spyware or adware
- iTunes integration
- Firewall to firewall transfers
- BitTorrent support
- Proxy support & community chat rooms
- Turbo charged maxmum download speeds & network connections
- Works in Windows, Mac, Ubuntu/Debian. RedHat /Fedora and available as a tarball.
I love open source software and Frostwire is a welcome addition to my list of open source software I use in my computer.
Download Frostwire (7.1 MB – Windows)
What do you use for a P2P client? Does it matter to you if it’s open source?