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tehstone  ·  773 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Twelve fucking years ago? Seriously? WTF

Haha holy shit my horror stories mostly involve Limewire, this takes it to a whole new level.




kleinbl00  ·  773 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You mean iMalWare for OS X?

Yeah, buddy installed that on my rig because he needed a copy of Premiere. Then it started uploading all my apps. I told him that if what we were after was a pirated copy of Premiere I could get it without giving my computer the clap.

Fuckin' amateurs.

goobster  ·  773 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Now hang on just a durn minnit there, young-un.

Limewire was NOT malware.

Limewire was the last "real" internet application, in that it expected you to give in order to receive. If you wanted to download files, you also had to host files.

But, even better than that, you didn't host the WHOLE file for anything! That way the Feds and Tipper Gore couldn't come to your house and accuse you of "stealing" because you didn't have any whole files... only bits and pieces... and that was a loophole in the law through which Limewire existed.

For a time.

I loved that app. And I loved the philosophy that you had to give to receive...

kleinbl00  ·  772 days ago  ·  link  ·  

L0000000L Limewire was the scabies of warez

There was nothing on Limewire that didn't start out on one of the warez sites, usually repackaged with clumsy bullshit scene kidz .nfo files and almost always with a lot of the functionality broken. And you TOTALLY hosted the whole file. Whether you liked it or not. Inviting Limewire into your life was inviting someone's haxie browser to cruise your entire hard drive and post its contents for everyone else with Limewire installed.

There was nothing on Limewire that wasn't put there by someone who didn't need to use Limewire.