LimeWire Basic description
Share computer files with anyone on the internet
LimeWire is a software package which enables individuals to search for and share computer files with anyone on the internet.
LimeWire is compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol and can connect with anyone else running Gnutella-compatible software.
At startup, the LimeWire program will connect, via the internet, to the LimeWire Gateway, a specialized intelligent Gnutella router, at startup to maximize the user's viewable network space.LimeWire is a tool that allows you to share files over the internet.
Further, the most recent version of Lime Wire enables Group functionality, so that users can connect to other people interested in sharing the same kinds of files that they are.
Some key features of LimeWire
· No bundled software of any kind!
No spyware. No adware. Guaranteed.
· Firewall to Firewall Transfers.
Since about 60% of users are currently firewalled, this feature greatly increases the amount of content on the network.
· Faster network connections.
Using new "UDP Host Caches", LimeWire starts up and connects faster then ever before!
· Universal Plug 'N Play.
UPnP support allows LimeWire to find more search results and have faster downloads.
· iTunes Integration.
Windows users can now take advantage of LimeWire's iTunes integration.
· Creative Commons Integration.
LimeWire now recognizes OGGs and MP3s licensed under a Creative Commons License.
· "What's New?" feature.
Users can browse the network for the most recent content additions.
· Search drill down results.
Searches in LimeWire now immediately display the artists, albums and other information that fully describes files.· Proxy support.
Users can now use web proxies to route their downloads to protect their identity.
· Support for International searches and International groups.
Users can now search in any language, and LimeWire ensures that a user will be connected to other users with their own language to aide international users to receive search results in their native language and to find content from sources that are close to home.
· Ease of use - just install, run, and search
· Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other metainformation
· Elegant multiple search tabbed interface
· "Swarm" downloads from multiple hosts help you get files faster
· iTunes integration for Mac users
· Unique "ultrapeer" technology reduces bandwidth requirements for most users
· Integrated chat
· Browse host feature--even works through firewalls
· Added Bitzi metadata lookup
· International versions: Now available in many new languages.
· Connects to the network using GWebCache, a distributed connection system
· Automatic local network searches for lightning-fast downloads. If you're on a corporate or university network, download files from other users on the same network almost instantaneously!· Support for MAGNET links that allow you to click on web page links that access Gnutella.