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    Way OT: P2P filesharing

    The missus wants to start downloading music. I have limited knowledge on this stuff, and she has even less. Looking for advice.

    KaZaA seems to be chocka with spyware and adware. Anyone used KaZaA Lite? Other suggestions? Sorry about the non-car post, but I just see wanky smart arse replies on computer geek sites You guys have proven useful for computer advice before...

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    Hi Stuey,

    All the good MP3 sharing stuff has disappeared but I have used Kazaa Lite for the last 4 months or so & it does the job quite ok.
    I'll find the link for the download & post it.
    As you said, Kazza (not lite) is full of spyware.

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    I'm using vers 2.0 with no dramas on Win2K Advanced Server...

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    Yep I use that as well, seems to be the easiest and best way to go.
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    There's another program called WinMX that I use, designed along the lines of the old Napster program.

    It's similar to Kazaa but it can look a bit daunting to first time users. I've never used Kazaa but WinMX has quite a lot of users so you can usually find what you're looking for.

    <a href="http://home.iprimus.com.au/rangy/pics/winmxscreenshot.jpg" target="_blank">Click here to see a screenshot</a>

    Their website -> <a href="http://www.winmx.com" target="_blank">http://www.winmx.com</a>

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    Thanks all. wink

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    Use adawre (or similar) to get rid off the spyware.

    <a href="http://www.lavasoft.de" target="_blank">www.lavasoft.de</a>

    its simple to use and i have the ad-watch running right alongside the virus scanner and firewall.

    Kazalite is fine, but has apparently cause some problems on some PC's.... I personally never had a prob though.

    ps. Download the latest ad-aware definition file.
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    Hi Tek, yeah I've got the latest Ad-aware, but a version of that which doesn't work real time (I think..? - must look). So you use Kazaa Lite?

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    I Find <a href="http://www.neo-modus.com" target="_blank">Direct Connect</a> one of the best file sharers around, it's free of all the crap that is found in most of the other P2Ps
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    There is a website

    <a href="http://www.p2ptransfers.com" target="_blank">www.p2ptransfers.com</a>

    that reviews all the common P2P transfer programs and gives you the advantages and disadvantages of each, handy...

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    Gibgib,

    I'm using Win2k Advanced Server (eval. copy with SP3) too. What do you reckon of it? What are you using it for? I've set up a domain for my computers here at home using Active Directory and DNS + DHCP. A bit of a learning curve! I'll be putting RedHat 8.0 on at Christmas when Boodek brings it down for me from Sydney. I'm into self flagellation!

    Bear Share is supposed to be good for P2P stuff although it is full of spyware (Aureate) apparently. One of the blokes at work uses it and reckons it's good.

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    2000 Advanced Server is very different to 2000 Professional. This PC has Windows 98, 2K Prof & 2K AS (for normal running).
    It is so complex & I've only worked the simplier things such as FTP & Web server. I just like it's stability & the fact I can leave my PC's running for a week or so without it fragmenting the memory.
    The last service pack fixed a glitch - lagging video or whatever, CPU usage at 100% for system idle services.
    It's ironed out nice now but

    I might try out a different file share program.

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