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Kazaa 3

Postby curzlgt » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:23 am

http://reviews.cnet.com/Kazaa_3/4505-35 ... =cnetfd.sd

CNET editors' review

Reviewed by:
Jon L. Jacobi
Review date: 1/24/06
Release date: 1/1/05
Average user rating: 3.0
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The good: Kazaa 3 allows you to download files via P2P.

The bad: Kazaa 3 includes brazen flashing ads and installs unneeded toolbars and software; the free edition produces limited searches and is difficult to uninstall.

The bottom line: With blaring ads, bundled spyware, and limited searches, Kazaa 3 is one free P2P client you should avoid.


Read CNET's review of the Kazaa 3

It seems that Kazaa 3 includes everything discerning users have bemoaned in P2P software: flashing ads, spyware, and blatant attempts to pry your money away from you in online casinos


The best thing we can say about Kazaa is that it's free, but so are better P2P apps, such as LimeWire. If you don't care about having information about your surfing habits collected and you don't balk at the blatant, seizure-inducing ads tailored to sell you stuff, you may like Kazaa. We'll pass.


Though we don't recommend Kazaa 3 to anyone, its interface is relatively easy to use--if you can deal with the flashing ads.


Not bad, but the vast majority wouldn't download correctly. Kazaa's network is littered with fake files and media files that open browser pages on their own. As with any P2P client, be careful what you download and be sure to scan your download with an antivirus app before opening the file.


Online support for the free version of Kazaa is vague on many subjects, but searching the Web should answer most of your basic questions about the program--and convince you that you're better off without it.


3.0 to 3.9 (Poor):
You probably should not consider a product in this range or lower. There may be one or two specialized circumstances, however, that could justify the purchase of this product for a very low price for a specific demand.
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Postby ToM » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:35 am

Online support for the free version of Kazaa is vague on many subjects, but searching the Web should answer most of your basic questions about the program--and convince you that you're better off without it.


lol, sounds like CNET have been browsing the Slyck boards. Would you guys like to merge?

This story will certainly make the rounds and hopefully draw a lot more people away from that god-awful network. Nice one Cnet.
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Postby in_hiding » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:05 am

it was C|Net's Download.com that got me into FastTrack in the first place.

Checked out their 'Music Tools' page back in 2002 and their featured recommendation was tfc-RefoSearch (ad-free hack of Morpheus 1.3.3, which was a licensed clone of KaZaA 1.3.3). I almost immediately abandoned AudioGalaxy.

Hopefully the 'new generations' making their first foray into filesharing will pick up on C|Net's current disdain for Kazaa & steer them towards something better.

EDIT: yup, seems they now list Limewire (no other P2P) on their Best & Audio & Video Software page
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Postby Nuttyguy » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:14 am

cnet also allows only non-adware non-spyware programs, so ofcoarse, you will not kazaa on download.com
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