what type of p2p can i use

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what type of p2p can i use

Postby fleamailman on Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:32 pm

No problem if this subject is taboo, just close this thread, but if not please suggest one that works with mint, thanks
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Re: what type of p2p can i use

Postby cmost on Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:42 pm

You can use any type of P2P you please...it's your computer and you can do what you want. You don't need the permission of the Mint community or anyone else. P2P has many legitimate uses. I like to use Frostwire (an open clone of Limewire). It's in the repositories, or you can download a Mint compatible deb file from its home page (use the Ubuntu deb.) For BitTorrents, I prefer to use Transmission. It's a stupidly simple yet powerful bittorrent client. If you want to know where to download torrents, I suggest you search Google. Good luck!

On a related note: If you've taken some key system files from the Hardy repositories (to compile the latest GIT version of Compiz-Fusion for example, or for other reasons), then you'll find that Frostwire/Limewire may not work. If that's the case, then download the IcedTea Java run time and use it instead of the standard 1.6.0.03 version.
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Re: what type of p2p can i use

Postby MagnusB on Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:05 am

Torrent clients:
Transmission: Amazingly simple, offers little customization, lacks support for DHT, but I still love it for it simplicity. Supports multiple downloads in one window.
Deluge: A bit bigger client, more customization, supports DHT. A bit unresponsive at times, I have had a few troubles with it in the past, so I do not use it anymore, but many people are pretty happy with. Supports multiple downloads in one Window.
Azeurus: Java based, meaning slow. I get the feeling you either hate or love Azeurus, I don't like it though.
rTorrent: Never used it, sorry..
KTorrent: KDE based, meaning allot of KDE libraries, but many use it anyways. I prefer a clean GNOME install though...
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Re: what type of p2p can i use

Postby iironjade on Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:02 pm

You can use Shareaza with Mint if you install it using WINE but it behaves a bit erratically. It connects faster than usual but doesn't remember any settings changes you make once it's shutdown. Preview doesn't work and clicking on some library buttons will make it crash. Downloading is ok though.
AMule works perfectly but is a bit slow. Deluge and Ktorrent are fine. :)
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Re: what type of p2p can i use

Postby fleamailman on Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:02 am

thanks for these replies, I am really pleased with both mint and this forum
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