File Sharing Knowledge Base

File sharing allows data to be shared with users over the internet or a personnel network. File sharing on any network can be broken down to certain network models. The most common concepts are peer-to-peer and client-server.

Client-server is a network architecture model whereby each computer on the network assumes the role of client or server. Under this model the client depends on a single or centralized server to acquire resources.

P2P is a term referring to "peer-to-peer" networking. In a peer-to-peer network your computer acts as both client and server to exchange resources such as audio, video, pictures, compressed files, and recently even the contents of system folders but, without the need for a centralized server. P2P dominates the popular methods used to exchange files. In order to take advantage of this technology client software is required to interact with other computers. Some popular clients for the "peer-to-peer" protocols include Morpheus, Limewire, Ares, and Emule for early generation P2P.

More recently in the development of peer-to-peer sharing over the network is the third generation of P2P using the Bittorrent protocol. This allows users to acquire resources from multiple sources at once resulting in faster downloads especially of larger files. This also requires client software such as Azereus, Bittorrent, and Utorrent.

Below are the most common client applications. This whole list is under scrutiny

This is the most powerful morpheus ever. It has Itunes integration and doesn't carry any spyware or adware.

This is the original bittorrent tool. BitTorrent is a free speech tool.


Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc.

Azureus implements the Bittorrent protocol using java language and comes bundled with many invaluable features for both beginners and advanced users

eMule Plus is a new generation eMule compatible client created to improve the original GUI and to bring you the best experience ever. Give it a try and feel the boogie ;) eMule Plus doesn't contain any spyware, adware or the like. It's open source and free for life.

Shadow's Experimental Bittorrent client.



Limewire is now free of adware and spyware. It is based on the Gnutella network. To take full advantage of Limewire you have to purchase

BitComet is a p2p file-sharing freeware fully compatible with


The revolution of peer-to-peer file sharing based on Bittorrent by Bram Cohen.

Turbo Torrent is the only Bittorrent client that comes complete with a built-in Web based Torrent Search Engine, so you can search for files without the need to rummage around countless forums and Web sites.
Tomato is an easy to use Bittorrent client for Mac users.

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