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11-02-2019, 10:47   #91
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Audiogalaxy was great. I ended up finally sticking with Soul Seek which actually still works.
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I remember trying to convinced my mam that the computer was just f()ked on its own and that I never downloaded anything that would cause a massive virus and boll€k up the computer. She believed me once and brought the computer into a repair shop only for the man to rat me out. Cost her hundreds (back in the day) and I wasn't allowed to use the computer again for ages after that. I was devestated. Obviously a while later and some convincing and trust she bought me a new computer and course, I just had to download limewire again and not too long after the computer started slowing down. I never told her about the computer suddenly slowing and I just let it run its course. Limewire was statan.
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LimeWire, the download service that allowed full access to strangers computers unless they had the download folder sealed off. Those were the days.
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11-02-2019, 13:30   #94
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Used Limewire Pro for years and genuinely never got hit with a virus. Downloaded mostly music and have it all to this day in a folder on a backup drive. Just for the craic, I dug it out today and scanned it, all was clear.

I remember too, you learned to nearly know what to avoid the more you used it. I never installed the free version so I don't know it the Prog. itself was riddled or I was just pure lucky, either way I loved it back in the day.
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just had a chat about this earlier. i remember downloading a micky j album and it took 4 days, when it downloaded it was shocking quality

can you remember it, it was like a lottery to what would be downloaded.
Serves you right, nonce lover

I once took 2 weeks to download an NERD album - it's was like winning the lotto though when it finally arrived.

In search of - still one of my favourite albums!
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11-02-2019, 13:40   #96
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I remember trying to convinced my mam that the computer was just f()ked on its own and that I never downloaded anything that would cause a massive virus and boll€k up the computer. She believed me once and brought the computer into a repair shop only for the man to rat me out. Cost her hundreds (back in the day) and I wasn't allowed to use the computer again for ages after that. I was devestated. Obviously a while later and some convincing and trust she bought me a new computer and course, I just had to download limewire again and not too long after the computer started slowing down. I never told her about the computer suddenly slowing and I just let it run its course. Limewire was statan.
I did PC repairs back in the day and the amount of malware I would find on some of them. I remember one of the was so bad that the malware program I was using deleted 600k files.

I told them that they needed to backup and wipe it. And scan the backups before they put them back on the computer.

I loved limewire and programs like that but jesus they were like a digital hand grenade for users who didn't know what they were doing.
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Used Limewire Pro for years and genuinely never got hit with a virus. Downloaded mostly music and have it all to this day in a folder on a backup drive. Just for the craic, I dug it out today and scanned it, all was clear.

I remember too, you learned to nearly know what to avoid the more you used it. I never installed the free version so I don't know it the Prog. itself was riddled or I was just pure lucky, either way I loved it back in the day.
Generally people never checked what the file extension was. Or downloading games/applications but it was just a virus.
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11-02-2019, 15:38   #98
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I remember trying to download Disney films for the kiddies, Cinderella my ass, total porn!
Had to look through all of them! Fun.......
Was "Cinderella my ass" the name of the movie?
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All this limewire business,
was an awful bit of software, Bittorrent is where it was at
DC++ was also great
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Yes I remember. Highly unreliable. I use frostwire nowadays.

Limewire. Jesus it seems like yesterday
You might want to Google frostwire, that p2p network was abandoned a few months ago.

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn...-alternatives/

I've since moved over to bit torrent.
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Ah, the memories...mostly used DC++ which was if not the best then most interesting one for sure. A pier-to-pier software which allowed you to browse through contents of the other users. A joy to find rare stuff you have been looking for long.

Users had to share content which would be accessible to others. Some were probably stupid since they managed to share their whole file system. Their diploma works, recipes, docs, personal pics (including nude ones).

Where I come from, internet in 2000 was at the level which Ireland only got way later, no dial ups, 1 - 2 mbps. But if the party on the other side had crap upload I still had to wait sometimes days for movie to come through.

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Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra eh? <3
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i used to get my music off hotline servers and used to play them on soundjam (which grew up to be itunes)
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