I recently listed my top ten favourite websites, and after searching through Ciao today I see I can write a full review on one of them, so here I am, again. It's a teriffic money saving opportunity to music lovers, as well as ringtone lovers (with datacables and MP3 compatible phones!)
*What is Limewire
Limewire is a one stop, non stop share file system. It's free and easy to use
and relevant fees apply whilst downloading), saving an absolute fortune on singles, albums, programs, pictures, documents and videos
There are several skins built in, and more to easily download. At the basic screen it's rather dull and drab, but functional. With a concertina folder style screen there are tabs at the top, boxes lower down to help you in finding your file whether it an image, video, audio, document or program. For video's you can choose the year, director, stars for example. Similarly with audio you can narrow down the search
by album, artist, title, genre etc. Once you have typed in your choice it takes a matter of seconds to find files in excess that you are looking for, all displayed on a large screen
. Here you can arrange them at will by quality of the track, likelihood of download, length, speed or size!*How safe is it?
If there is a problem with any file you are accessing Limewire issues a prompt. It tells you that there may be a problem with the file, and asks if you wish to continue with the download. Obviously, to protect your pc
you stop the download. Depending on the content you are downloading alters how much you see this prompt. It's mainly unique to adult videos.
*Where do I get it?
www. Limewire. Com (no spaces). Downloading the software is easy, and can be running in the background while you complete other tasks, as long as you don't ignore the prompts, it takes around ten minutes on a small broadband connection (1.1mbs).
Once it arrives and makes itself comfy on your pc it's easily accessible from your desktop and recognisable by the green "slice of lime" button.
Once you have Limewire installed look across at the top of the screen to familiarize yourself.
Your first tab is "File" where you can connect to the sharing network or disconnect when you have had enough.
The next is "View" where you can apply different skins, and access to user skins on the network. My Limewire is now a rather Barbie shade of pink, desperately not matching the material withheld. You can also choose to change the language and remove tabs from your folders (such as "shopping").
Third up is "navigation" basically the same as the search engine
running around the left hand side of the screen.
"Resources" is where you learn about Limewire Pro
, the costs and benefits. In my opinion, stick with the free version, it does what it's meant to do!
The "Tools" tab comes next and is the most useful, open up "Options". Here you can set how much bandwidth you use, how much you share, even how many files each person can access from you. You can place an adult filter on to stop youngsters downloading adult material, although if they have any knowledge of pc's and Limewire it is easily removed!