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Ares Alternatives for Linux

Ares is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Ares and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Ares are Nicotine+, FrostWire, MLDonkey and Fopnu.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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

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    RetroShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • OpenSSL
    • OpenPGP

    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and .

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedRetroShare is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedRetroShare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionRetroShare has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Nicotine+

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris

    Nicotine+ is a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer network.

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    FrostWire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire

    FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

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    Warning

    On VirusTotal 26/66 AntiVirus flagged the installer as malicioushttps://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/75b209b3bb747037792b6c7a10a0a123fab23ed4ed17b937c240ddc45ff8f6ee/detection

    Bundleware

    As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/

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    Most users think FrostWire is a great alternative to Ares.

    Currently, frostWire is a BitTorrent client and not more a Gnutella client. Some files are indeed extracted from YouTube videos, not from P2P clients.

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    MLDonkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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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.

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    Fopnu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    MuWire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MuWire is a file-sharing application that works on top of I2P. It is inspired by the LimeWire Gnutella client, but it's completely anonymous.

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    WireShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    WireShare is a fork of the original LimeWire open source project.

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    Quazaa

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    OFF System

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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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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