Top 10 Open Source File Sharing Programs: Page 2

Posted September 17, 2007

James Maguire

James Maguire

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6) Burst!
A BitTorrent client that prides itself on hoggling less memory than BitTorrent itself, Burst actually has an exclamation point in its name. Check it out: Burst! Doesn’t that get you excited? Yes!! Plus: it includes super seed mode, which reduces the amount of data it needs to upload. OS: Windows.

7) ABC
The popular BitTorrent has inspired a lot of clients, and this is “yet another,” as its developers point out. To help stand out in a crowded pack, ABC has plenty of bells and whistles, including a customizable queue system, support for advanced settings from BitTornado, and the ability to manually add torrents from both file and URL. OS: Windows.

8) Freenet
Perhaps the most philosophically high-minded open source file sharing project, Freenet is committed to freedom of speech. It’s built with the goal of preventing all censorship or government control of information tranfer. Right on, brother, now where can I download the newest Lindsay Lohan? OS: Windows, Linux, Mac.

9) MLDonkey
At one time this multi-network client (it runs on eDonkey, Overnet, BitTorrent, Kad and others) was Linux only. Since then it has opened its arms to offer a Mac and Windows client. There are a lot of variations of this program.

10) Kceasy
This popular file sharing app is considered easy to use (although in truth most file sharing programs are pretty simple). It’s coded for the Windows OS, but there’s a similar apps for KDE, Apollon, and for Mac, Poisoned.

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