Alternatives to Ares for Linux with any license

  • FrostWire

    Easy to use BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader in one, with built-in search and music library.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Kindle Fire

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    • Bundleware As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/
    • Currently, frostWire is a BitTorrent client and not more a Gnutella client. Some files are indeed extracted from YouTube videos, not from P2P clients. Guest • Jul 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • aMule

    aMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.3.2, released in September 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Nicotine+

    SoulSeek is a p2p network/software, in particular geared towards finding music you may not find elsewhere, and finding about more music you may not know about! ...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • MLDonkey

    MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms. It can be controlled...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.1.5, released in March 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • Fopnu

    Fopnu is P2P File Sharing System. 100% Free, Simple and Easy to Use. Contains NO Spyware and NO Ads. Fully decentralized network. All shared files are indexed locally.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • Quazaa

    Quazaa is a cross platform multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client based on Shareaza which will support Gnutella2, Ares, eDonkey2000, HTTP, FTP, and BitTorrent.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • OFF System

    The Owner-Free Filing system has often been described as the first brightnet; A distributed system where no one breaks the law, so no one need hide in the dark. OFF...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.19.34, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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