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Bearshare is yet another of the Napster-esque programs springing up all around the net hopping to cash in on Napster's apparent demise. It is a file sharing program which like Napster allows users from around the globe to share the contents of their hard drive with other like-minded individuals...

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“Good Napster Alternative”

published 13/10/2001

Easy to use and install, good selection of free mu...

Crashed on me a few times

With Napster over the hill, losing most of its content due to copywriters, threatening to charge for its use and so on, I was keen to look for another free alternative. Bear Share name occurred a few times, being highly recommended on the web, so why no seeing as it was free what have I got to...

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Super

A great way of sharing files online.

Slows down when simultaneously uploading and downl...

Sharing of Mp3’s almost ground to a halt with the suspension of file sharing at Napster.com. Whilst surfing the Internet I stumbled across a similar site called Bearshare (www.bearshare.com). Bearshare version 2.2.6 is a file-sharing program from Free Peers, Inc that incorporates many different...

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Excellent

“Great Napster Alternative”

published 27/04/2001

Easy to use, reliable

Risk of picking up viruses

With the people about to lose Napster to a subscription fee, and Napster already blocking access to about a million copyrighted songs, quite rightly, people are looking for an alternative. There are a few on the market - Scour, Audiogalaxy and Gnutella to name a few. In my opinion Bearshare is...

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Excellent

“Bearshare rocks!!!”

published 20/01/2009

Fast connections and millions of songs available

none

Bearshare is a powerful peer-to-peer file-sharing program. It lets users find, download, share and publish audio and video files. You can even burn music and load them into an empty disc. In Bearshare, there are a lot of registered users, which will then ensure a smooth and fast download of any...

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Excellent

fast, easy to use

a lot of unsavoury content

Bearshare is the latest in a line of peer to peer clients that's lining up to take the place of the Napster program, now Napster has been forced by the record companies to block access to over a million copyrighted songs. What is Bearshare? Bearshare is a program that effectively "piggybacks" you...

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Excellent

Lots of peer hosts, useful client application

English-speaking community

There are so many tools for file sharing ever since Napster was running. Bearshare is one of them which offers much more than Napster did and it is gaining its popularity among its users. What is Bearshare? ****************** Bearshare is a client application that uses the Gnutella peer-to-peer...

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Super

Nice looking web site, good p2p application

Most file sharing program run on same networks

Bearshare.com is the web site that is the portal to downloading a copy of Bearshare, which is a program for downloading files from other users of the program. It is great for downloading audio, image, media, programs and documents and with the vast amount of people using the network files are...

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Excellent

“Bearshare kicks ass”

published 18/09/2001

Easy to use; easy to resume downloads.

Not enough UK sites e.g. for the latest dance musi...

If you want MP3 files for free bearshare is the software you need. It is available free at www.bearshare.com This program gives you access to the Gnutella peer to peer network. Using this network the program searches host computers for any filename or string of characters you enter. Once you have...

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Good

“Whats after Napster......”

published 12/05/2001

Allows you to re-connect before you lose your down...

Not really user friendly.

Well I've been very worried about the sure closure of Napster as I love Napster and was worried about what I will do when it does close down. I set myself the task of trying to find the next best thing to Napster. I then stumbled upon Bearshare as it was recommended on a site so I thought I'd try...

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Super

“so so”

published 03/05/2001

good features-can resume broken downloads

slow/cut-off constantly

I came across bearshare while trying to locate other alternatives for napster. I downloaded from www.download.cnet.com where there are a number of alternatives listed. The programme is easy to download (1.5mb) and install/setup. It does give a wider choice of download sites and in many cases...

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Super

“Dependent on you to use”

published 16/12/2007

Resume broken downloads saves time

Worms,Viruses

Bearshare Bearshare is another peer to peer client program from Napster which allows users to share files with each other.Napster the company it self is taking a lot of heat by music companies all over the world for illegal copyrighted songs. What is Bearshare and what does it benefit you...

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Super

published 26/08/2008

I see it more as an limewire alternative, if not better. Its faster, contains more verity of content, and has audio files of higher quality. The client is too better than limewire where the number of searches at a time are limited. Its navigation is too better The only downside (that too in the client) is that you cant review you downloads while the the files are being downloaded (since the incomplete files fail to play in media players) on the other hand Limewire has a dedicated player. Another major problem is that, you might encounter lots of viruses, i even found one in an audio file.

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Not for me

published 04/08/2008

DO NOT USE BEARSHARE AS I BOUGHT A BRAND NEW PC ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO USED BEARSHARE FOR TWO DAYS AND IT GAVE MY PC 200 VIRESES WHICH MEANT IT JUST FROZE I TRYED GETTING IT REPAIRED BY THE SHOP AND THEY SAID SOME1 FROM BEARSHARE WAS HACKING MY COMPUTOR AND AND WRECKED IT. I DIDENT %25100 BELIVE THIS UNTIL MY GIRLFRIEND USED IT ON HER LAPTOP AND EXACTLY THE SAME HAPPEND SO BEWARE OF BEARSHARE IF YOU WANT YOUR PC TO WORK PROPERLY.

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Good

You can download lots of files

There is a risk of getting viruses, Junk. There is...

Bearshare is a Peer - 2 - Peer, file sharing program which allows you to connect to the gnutella network. The program is good for downloading music, pictures, videos and programs. The design of the program looks very good but the bundled software can be very annoying. The program does come in...

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