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    Talking File Sharing Program
    I just got my new macbook and im having alot of fun playing with os x. One think im looking for is a filesharing program that is easy to use....any suggestion? I hear about azureus?

    Also i know file sharing usually leaves spyware and all that other nasty stuff lying around ( on pcs at least)...will i have to worry about viruses and spyware on my mac while file sharing? How truthful is the "macs has no viruses" statement made by apple? (off the topic but thnx in advance)

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    I use Azureus but others find it hogs too much cpu. Another common one is Transmission which is a common recommendation around here. You wont have to worry about spyware and viruses, but it is possible to send viruses to pc users.

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    Yea ive heard good things about azureus but when i got to the site i dont know what to download.....can anyone give me a link to exactly what i need to download for azureus

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    Transmission for torrents

    Acquisition for P2P

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    If you're getting malware from P2P, you're probably searching for illegal stuff to start with. Files from people who use P2P technology to distribute their content wouldn't send you malware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visualpurple View Post
    Transmission for torrents

    Acquisition for P2P
    Whats p2p and how is it different from torrents?

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    the best thing to use is the search function
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    todd51
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    Here's the download page for Azureus on OS X:

    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/download.php

    Just click on the OS X icon under the latest release!

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    I use acquisition for everything. It's a pretty good program...I even forked out the $20 to support the developers...though, I don't use it to download copyright'ed material, just music from independent artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sieg626 View Post
    Whats p2p and how is it different from torrents?
    Acquisition is a client for Limewire

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