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eMule Alternatives for Linux

eMule is not available for Linux but there are plenty of 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 eMule and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to eMule are Soulseek, Nicotine+, MLDonkey and Fopnu.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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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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    Kissaki

    Does not use ed2k network.

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    Soulseek

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Soulseek® is a unique ad-free, spyware free, and just plain free file sharing application. One of the things that makes Soulseek® unique is our community and community-related features.

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    Some users think Soulseek is a great alternative to eMule, some don't.

    Not EDonkey client, different technologies.

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    Does not work with the edonkey2000 network.

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    salvadormoraleslen

    You can find a lot of music here; even those that you can not find in eMule. And I do not mean Ariana Grande or Bieber, but less known music.

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    SoulseekQt can be used in different languages now

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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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    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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    Calypso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation instructions below.

    ⚫︎ PortableCalypso can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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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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