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Lime Wire proudly announces the release of LimeWire 1.3

LimeWire™ is a software package which enables individuals to search for and share computer files with anyone on the Internet. A product of Lime Wire, LLC, LimeWire™ is compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol and can connect with anyone else running Gnutella-compatible software. At startup, the LimeWire program will connect to the LimeWire Gateway, a specialized intelligent Gnutella router, in order to maximize the user's viewable network space. Limewire is written in Java, and will run on any machine with an internet connection and the ability to run Java version 1.1.8.

The current version of LimeWire™ brings unprecedented functionality and ease of use to the Gnutella network. In addition, it does more than any other software to improve and maintain the health of the Gnutella Network as a whole:

LimeWire's Special Features

  • Ease of use - just install, run, and search
  • Unlimited simultaneous searches
  • Customizable spam / family filters
  • Intelligent packet allocation -- optimizes computing power and bandwidth
  • Will not broadcast or pass on "bad" messages
  • Automatic connection configuration for different speeds, from T3 to modem

Unique Features of LimeWire
  • Community -- Enter an open community of similar users, as defined by interests and computing power / bandwidth, to optimize search performance
  • Anti-Freeloader Features - Choose to protect and enhance the gnutella network by "preferring" nodes who share files and information.
  • Browse Host -- See all files a given host has
  • Library Function -- Launch and manage downloaded and shared files
  • Relevancy Scoring -- See which search results are most relevant to the search terms

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Here's a comparison between LimeWire 1.3 and some other popular Gnutella clients:

Browser Blocking  
Group Funtionality  
Remote Firewall Detection  
Cross-Platform Compatibility  
Multiple Simultaneous Searches  
Browse Host Feature  
Launchable Download Library  
Response Scoring  
"Smart" Downloads  
Resume Download Feature  
Result Grouping  
Search by Media Type  
Connection Preferencing  

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About LimeWire, LLC

LimeWire, LLC is dedicated to building advanced file-sharing client/server software which will connect computing devices over public and private networks. Our team of developers hails from some of the world's most highly-regarded academic and professional institutions, such as MIT, Columbia, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, CIBC Oppenheimer, and Compaq. Lime Wire LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lime Group, a technology incubator based in downtown New York City.

LimeWire, LLC is currently in the process of raising venture capital to finance our expansion. At the current time, investors in Lime Wire LLC must be accredited investors. For further information, please email or fax Business Development Leader Stephen Cho at

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