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 (Free), Nicotine+ (Free, Open Source), Fopnu (Free) and MLDonkey (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2020
    1. 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...
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      Some users think RetroShare is a great alternative to eMule, some don't.
    2. 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.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      Does not work with the edonkey2000 network.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      SoulseekQt can be used in different languages now
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    3. Nicotine+ is a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer file sharing network. Nicotine+ aims to be a pleasant, Free and Open Source (FOSS) alternative to the official Soulseek client, providing additional functionality while keeping current with the Soulseek protocol.
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      • 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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    4. MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms.

      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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    5. WireShare is a fork of the original LimeWire open source project. Features Ease of use. Just install, run, and search. Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other meta-information.
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    6. 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.

      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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      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

    7. MuWire is an easy to use file-sharing program which offers anonymity using I2P technology.
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    8. 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.

      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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