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.

    • Discontinued In September 2018 after the Android app was removed from the Play Store by Google, the team has decided to close the FrostWire project: https://frostwire.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/frostwire-for-android-is-no-longer-available-on-google-play/ Last version, 6.7.4, released on September 26, 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
    • 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 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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  • aMule

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

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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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  • 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.

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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...

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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