Download FrostWire 4.17.1Monday, November 10, 2008 19:25
Download FrostWire 4.17.1
FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client. Released under the GNU General Public License, FrostWire is free software.
The project was started in September 2005 by members of the LimeWire open source community, after LimeWire’s distributor considered placing “blocking” code, which it was developing in response to RIAA pressure and the threat of legal action, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. When eventually activated, the code could block its users from sharing licensed files. FrostWire was first released in October 2005 . Starting from version 220.127.116.11, Public Service Announcements can be found on the Community Chat tab.
As with LimeWire, FrostWire is in Java, and therefore is capable of supporting multiple platforms. While LimeWire is available in both free and paid versions, FrostWire is released only as a free version. The FrostWire program includes all of the functionalities of LimeWire’s free version, as well as a few features of LimeWire Pro’s payment based upgrades. FrostWire also provides a chatroom, which is absent in LimeWire. FrostWire’s interface is nearly identical to that of LimeWire’s, since it is based on the same code base. However, the color scheme is slightly different. As in LimeWire, FrostWire’s skin may be changed to a variety of different colors and shapes.
- Completely Free and Open Source
- BitTorrent Support
- Turbo-Charged Download Speeds
- Absolutely NO Spyware or Adware
- Connects to more sources
- Creative Commons license support
- Max. speed network connections
- Junk Result Filters
- Community Chat Rooms
- iTunes Integration
- Firewall-to-firewall transfers
- Proxy Support
FrostWire 4.17.1 Changelog
# Half sized installers
# It will attempt to add the default Library folder of 4.13.5 so users won’t feel like they lost their old library
# FrostWire now can be auto-started when Windows starts. This setting is available from the ‘Option’ menu (’Windows boot’) and from the initial setup.
# File Association issues fixed. FrostWire will open automatically on Windows and MacOSX upon clicking on .torrents (files and links), and magnet links.
# Fixes compatibility issues with iTunes 8
# Heavy work on all translations. Translation files now work with launchpad.net for more open collaboration of worldwide translator volunteers
# Default Community Chat chatroom auto join update (in your own language) makes chatting friendlier to non-english speaking users. Users that speak the following languages will auto join to rooms of their own language: Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Filipino, Japanese, Finnish and Hungarian. No more unexplained kicks to international users!
# Updated “FrostWire” font logo on the Logo Pane
# Icons updated
# Volume toolbar graphic replaced
# Fixed playback Issue when continuous playback was selected
# Valid Chatroom links will now open on the user’s default browser
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