Which P2P should I get?

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  1. Gagan26Leeds

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    Hi,

    Hopefully there is nothing against forum rules in this question.

    I used to use: eDonkey for Movies & Software and Kazza Lite for single MP3 files.

    But since my new broadband installation I've found eDonkey and Shareazza very slow and I cant get hold of Kazza Lite.

    I have tried Bit Torrent, but would prefer something where I can leave a few files on download whilst I'm at work.

    I would like to know the general opionion on what's the best P2P for downloading:

    Movies?
    Software?
    Single MP3 files?

    Cheers,
    G
     
  2. Chanser

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    Use bittorrent for most things, for songs use DC++ or Bittorrent and don't use Kazaa full of fake music now :devil:.
     
  3. Iain Shields

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    I use WinMX for P2P duties... Very good for music etc, and dosn't have anywhere near as much spyware as Kazza.

    Regards,
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  4. dek1965

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    been using DC++ for years
     
  5. pringtef

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    I wouldn't bother with P2P at all myself.

    Have been using Easynews for two years now. Replicates the contents of usenet binary newsgroups over the last four weeks.

    Works out about £5 a month at current exchange rates for 10gb of downloads.

    Always get a constant 230k+ download speed from here with my 2Mb connection.

    Can't recommend it enough.
     
  6. HarshKarma

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    Hi,

    Agree with pringtef about the newsgroups. Call me paranoid but I'm just too wary to allow other people to download things off my computer!

    pringtef - you may want to look changing your newsgroup provider (depending on what you download). I'm with newshosting.com using their unlimited account. Approx £10 a month with no caps (very useful for HDTV). Never had any problems with incompletes etc. It maxes out my 1Mb connection and reviews I saw before I joined said that it reaches around 3-3.5Mb/sec per account.

    Gagan26Leeds - download newsleecher (30 day trial from newsleecher.com) and sign up to a decent newsserver for a month and see how you get on.

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