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Two questions

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:02 pm
by robnyt
Before I start I should mention that while I am a 37 year old man, my tech knowledge is that of your average 4 year old :shock:

1) Using K-Lite 2.4.3. Should I upgrade to a more recent version? If so, which?

2) I know the FastTrack system is somewhat looked down upon compared to other applications (BitTorrent, emule, etc). I use KLite because it is just SO SIMPLE. Type file name in search field, hit download and that's it. Is there anything that comes close to being this easy?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:18 pm
by schnide
i don't know about the first question because I haven't used Kazaa in a long time, but that's because I've been using Ares. Free of adware/spyware, quick searches and an interface very similar to that of kazaa.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:19 pm
by Psycho Ced
yeah try ares!
Ares Lite!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:24 pm
by zim
Uninstall kazaa.

Goto http://www.lavasoftusa.com get ad-aware.

Goto http://www.safer-networking.org get spybot.

Run both. Scan. Remove anything they find.


Goto http://www.emule-project.net get emule

goto http://www.shareaza.com get shareaza.

goto http://www.bittornado.com get bit tornado.

Use shareaza for music and smaller files on the g1 and g2 parts of shareaza.

Use emule for movies, games, and other large files.

Use bit tornado for new files of any type.

Sites with torrents.

http://www.isohunt.com http://www.torrentspy.com http://www.thepiratebay.org http://www.snarf-it.org http://www.mininova.org http://www.torrentleech.org

and many others. check slyck for more links.

Re: Two questions

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:29 pm
by Psycho Ced
______________ :roll:
robnyt wrote:
1) Using K-Lite 2.4.3. Should I upgrade to a more recent version? If so, which?

:wink:
But still very helpful

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:00 am
by _eAgLe_
robnyt, seeing as your looking for somehting simple, i suggest you uninstall kazaa lite.. You wont have to download those programs like zim said to uninstall it because KaZaA Lite has no spyware or adware, but it would be a good idea to do so anyway because of spyware or adware from other sources...

Anyways, once youve done that, download bearshare, which uses the gnutella network and is VERY SIMPLE to use just like kazaa lite...

http://www.bearshare.com

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:09 am
by zim
Most users of kazaa lite had kazaa at one point.

its a good idea to scan for spyware.

everyone should have those 2 programs at all times anyway.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:16 am
by HouseCrowd
Psycho Ced wrote:yeah try ares!
Ares Lite!




I would agree with that.

@robnyt If you're looking for a simple replacement to K-lite and the fasttrack network, Ares is proabably the most similar to use in many respects.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:39 am
by Assyrian
i'd have to say ares aswell..

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:47 am
by LxBeast
I'd have to say Ares or Limewire.

[Worth grabbing PeerGuardian 2 for a little extra security if you don't have it already...]

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:49 am
by Assyrian
do what the beast says ^^

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:09 pm
by robnyt
First off, thanks for all the responses. Looking back on all the answers can I assume that everyone is agreed that Ares is better than KLite BUT similar and just as easy?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:25 pm
by Mrs. 2p
yup! :D similar and just as easy"

...plus, a network that is still fairly clean, with few fakes, virus, etc.

I recommed you download AresLite, which is less of ahog on resources. Ares has a whole set of features you don't really want, because I assume you use Windows Media Player or something similar to play your files, so no need to fill up precious space with a p2p program that wil play the files for you!

by the way, Limewire is very straight-forward too.


so is e-donkey. You need to get familiar with verified sites (that is, sites that list links to the files, which e-donkey or e-mule will download after a simple click). You can check both the guides to your left, and the list of top ED2K (e-donkey 2000) sites, also to your left on this page.

All these programs require very little baby-sitting. You start the download, leave it alone, come back after a while, and find your files!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:27 pm
by Assyrian
All these programs require very little baby-sitting. You start the download, leave it alone, come back after a while, and find your files!


thats only for edonkey :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:16 pm
by Mrs. 2p
you think ares and bt require babysitting? :?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:21 pm
by Psycho Ced
No! He means that you go away, like on vacation, then you come back and your edonkey files might be complete.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:27 pm
by Mrs. 2p
If you're referring the author of the quote, then "he" is me... :roll:

...and I'm a girl!
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and, what I meant is you leave it and then come back... how much later you come back will of course differ








...Although at present I'm download from bt (with azureus) and experiencing no super-speeds...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:43 pm
by Psycho Ced
:shock: :shock: :shock:
No! HE = Assyrian, (whom was mastaken for being a girl by JohnGalt :twisted: ) :oops:

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:15 pm
by Assyrian
shhhh please, dont bring that back up. :oops:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:08 am
by Psycho Ced
:oops:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:32 am
by robnyt
OK, two more questions.

1) The guide says Ares is really good for audio files. I use this system almost only for video. Is it still my best option?

2) What about http://www.kceasy.com/

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:50 am
by Mrs. 2p
kceasy is ok, it connets to various neworks, and I hear people are pretty happy with it. However, I believe you'll find ares more resourceful.

Ares can also be used -succesfully- for large files such as video files. SO you could give it a go.

However, for videos, edonkey is the best for variety (slow, but if you're not n a hurry, you know you'll eventually get your files... n good quality) and bittorrent is great for speeds (though you're only bound to find recent releases on that network, since files rarely stay on there for very long). Check the guides on the left for more information. Essentially, once you set up the application correctly, all you need to do is go to those sites, click on the links, and the download will start automatically. It's simple!!

For both these networks I strongly encourage to go with verified links, which will ensure the quality and the sources. on edonkey (or emule, which connects to to the same network) yo ucan use a "search" function, like Kazaa, but I still suggest you take a look at the verified links sites.

In any case, you are aware that these applications do not conflict among each other and that you can download them all and try them to see how you feel about them, right?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:16 am
by robnyt
kceasy is ok, it connets to various neworks, and I hear people are pretty happy with it. However, I believe you'll find ares more resourceful.

***I don't mean this in a sarcastic way, but why?

However, for videos, edonkey is the best for variety (slow, but if you're not n a hurry, you know you'll eventually get your files... n good quality) and bittorrent is great for speeds (though you're only bound to find recent releases on that network, since files rarely stay on there for very long). Check the guides on the left for more information. Essentially, once you set up the application correctly, all you need to do is go to those sites, click on the links, and the download will start automatically.

It's simple!!


***Ah, but is it? Keep in mind that I'm using K-lite as the template for "simple".


For both these networks I strongly encourage to go with verified links, which will ensure the quality and the sources. on edonkey (or emule, which connects to to the same network) you can use a "search" function, like Kazaa, but I still suggest you take a look at the verified links sites.

***Do you have any to recommend?

In any case, you are aware that these applications do not conflict among each other and that you can download them all and try them to see how you feel about them, right?

***Yes, just a little nervous in that sometimes programs "latch" onto your system and it's difficult to FULLY remove them.

Let me also ask this. I have Windows XP2. Are any of these suggested programs conflicted by this?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:57 am
by Mrs. 2p
I believe you'll find ares more resourceful.

***I don't mean this in a sarcastic way, but why?


because... it has more resources: greater variety of files, greater number of sharers

It's simple!!

***Ah, but is it?


doh! Yes! At least, I think so, which is why I said it was... only very slightly more complicated than ares (which, by the way, you are alread rejecting without having tried, despite the general consensus that it was probably the best way to go for you). I went from k-lite to emule with no problems!

take a look at the verified links sites.

***Do you have any to recommend?

have you been going through this site? have you looked around? have you seen an ever-present column full of resources sticking out to your left? Have you seen a partial list of top ed2k (edonkey 2000) sites? As I posted earlier, edonkey and emule connect to the same network. you can also check out the stickies in the edonkey subsectionof this forum.

a little nervous in that sometimes programs "latch" onto your system and it's difficult to FULLY remove them.


I understand, but it will be hard to use these programs if you don't install them first, you know! :idea: In addition, without trying them you won't understand what we're talking about (computers are not learned by reading), and, most importantly, you won't be able to realize what type of features are most important to you. There isno best p2p application, just like there is no best car and there is no best ice cream flavor. It depends on tastes, needs, uses, energies, resources, time, connections, capacities... you just have to try!

I have Windows XP2. Are any of these suggested programs conflicted by this?


as far as I know, not any more.. I think... but I haven't switched to sp2 yet

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:02 pm
by Vulture
2pstudent wrote:
I believe you'll find ares more resourceful.

***I don't mean this in a sarcastic way, but why?


because... it has more resources: greater variety of files, greater number of sharers
I'm not entirely sure about this one: KCeasy connects to the Ares network anyway, and with the FastTrack/kazaa plugin there is for it as well, I can't see how Ares could get more results. (although it is considerably harder to set up and is crippled by SP2)