Thursday, October 07, 2004
Just a quick update to tell you where i am at with my blog at present. Bittorrent: I have been messing around with quite a few other bittorrent clients like Azareus and Shareaza to attempt to get good speeds since i am now on a 1meg link with AOL. I still think that Bittornado is the best though - so stick with that one. Get it from bittornado.com - although at this time of writing - the site appears to be down - or hacked! Kazaalite and other P2P Apps: I have pretty much given up using Kazaa now. The jolly folks over at suprnova have provided me with enough stuff for a lifetime so i only ever pop onto Kazaa to get single tracks. I am also currently using WinMX and also Limewire Pro. I am only using the others as they all provide content from different P2P networks and therefore are a useful resource. Limewire Pro seems to be pretty good and i can get good download speeds from them too. When searching for stuff you are able to see which clients have a faster connection - which is a useful way of getting stuff quicker. You can get the Limewire Pro client from Suprnova. Easynews: I have cancelled my Easynews account. I never hit my 6gb download limit and found that alot of the stuff on there i never wanted. I might go back there one day. Its nice to have a fast connection to something like that if i need to get something in a hurry. AntiVirus: I am now sticking to Symantec AntiVirus Coroprate Edition. I went off McAfee big style after me emails ground to a halt as they went through its scan procedure. Also, the coprporate version of the software comes without all the usual bells and whistles that the retail versions have. This makes for a client that has low memory usage - and also - one that never expires! AdAware/Pop-up Stoppers etc: I still swear by Ad-Aware to clean off spyware/adware and nasties. They have a new version out which can be downloaded for free from their website. Remember to use the Update function on the program each time you scan so you can ensure it is looking for all the latest stuff. I am now running with XP Service Pack 2 so i no longer use the Google Toolbar pop-up stopper in Internet Explorer. The one with XP SP2 does such a good job that it is no longer required. I still have the Google Toolbar running though - as i am used to searching from there. I am also now trying to switch to using Firefox which is an alternative browser (not made by Microsoft!).