gtk-gnutella Alternatives

    gtk-gnutella is described as 'server/client for Gnutella. It runs on every Unix-like system which supports GTK+ (1.2 or above) and libxml. The GNOME desktop environment is not required. It is currently developed and tested under Linux (Debian) as well as NetBSD' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are four alternatives to gtk-gnutella for Linux, Mac, Windows, Haiku and Java Mobile. The best alternative is WireShare, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like gtk-gnutella are MuWire (Free, Open Source), Phex (Free, Open Source) and BeShare (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 8, 2020

    1. 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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    2. MuWire is an easy to use file-sharing program which offers anonymity using I2P technology.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java Mobile
      Phex is a peer-to-peer file sharing client for the Gnutella network. It is free software and without spyware or adware. Phex is released under the GNU General Public License. Phex is based on Java technology and therefore available for many different systems that offer a Java 1.


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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Haiku
      BeShare is a file-sharing program for BeOS. You can use it to swap files with your fellow BeOS users. If you've ever used Napster or Gnutella, you have a pretty good idea of how it works.
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