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First off, I have purchased at least $200.00 worth of music on iTunes within the past year. My buddy was messing with my iTunes Account info and saw how many songs I actually purchased. He kept on telling me just use Limewire. I have heard that you can get a Virus and what not easily on Limewire. Can someone confirm if you can or cant get a Virus on a Mac using Limewire?

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No viruses currently on Limewire are dangerous once on a mac. By the way your not supposed to ask about illegal stuff.
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Stick with iTunes, it is worth the minimal cost. Easy to find what you want, reliable quality, don't have to go to the trouble of setting up the ID3 tags, no legal troubles...
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Just for the record, having Limewire isn't technically illegal, so you can talk about it. You just can't talk about downloading copywritten material.
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LimeWire stuff is usually ok for mac, but can be a bit risky (imho) on an average Windows machine.

TBH I'd say you're better off sticking with iTunes. I used to download stuff through LimeWire/Torrents and their predecessors fairly regularly. Hated the idea of paying for my music. But iTunes has made me a total convert to the 'light' side. It's a great system. Fairer pricing in the main than actually buying CDs and the aforementioned quality/legality/id3 tags issues make it very appealing.

Most stuff on LimeWire is around the 128kbps quality mark. And usually has poor/missing/wrong tags.
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Just for the record, I've had trouble finding what I want on iTunes...

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Just for the record, I've had trouble finding what I want on iTunes...
Yeah, not too much porn on iTunes :black:
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limewire messed up my computer...i'd stick with itunes or bittorrent.
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I like Bittorrent for my large files (Linux OS's) but I use acquisition for any smaller files.
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I have had NO ISSUES with Limewire on my Mac with Panther or Tiger. Like I said in another thread here on MF, i don't use it a lot, but the little I do it works fine.
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No issues with Limewire on my mac either. And, for the record, I don't use LW to download porn. That's what bittorrent is for!

j/k :blind:

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When I use limewire it works fine on both my powerbook and powermac, no problems... only download things thoug i have the rigth to download because I don't want to get in any legal trouble. (ie. non-copyrighted images or songs people made in garage band, i like listening to examples to learn)

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Blech, Limewire is to peer-to-peer networks what Blink 182 is to punk rock...

Get Bittorrent

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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I use Limewire on my PC. Never got a virus or anything, I enjoy using it for what it may be. I buy some music off iTunes now and then, great service. I use BT also, except the seeding back part is a killer
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I only use LW because itunes isn't available in my country. Nevertheless, LW works great on my powerbook.
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