Sep 172008

FrostWire is a gnutella client written in Java. It supports a number of advanced features like ultrapeers (like FastTrack’s supernodes), automatic download retries, freeloader punishment, etc. FrostWire is a fork of the very popular LimeWire Gnutella client. The purpose of FrostWire is to keep and maintain the freedoms that LimeWire LLC may be forced to withdraw. FrostWire, although very much like LimeWire, will never offer a paid version or a subscription service for the download or use of the FrostWire application. FrostWire is a not-for-profit project. We will never bundle our software with any type of adware, spyware, malware or collect any personal or private data. FrostWire will always remain free as in both price and freedom.

Features include,

Completely Free & Open Source
BitTorrent Support
Turbo-Charged Download Speeds
Absolutely NO Spyware or Adware
Connects to more sources
Creative Commons license support
Max. speed network connections
Junk Result Filters
Community Chat Rooms
iTunes Integration
Firewall-to-firewall transfers
Proxy Support

Install FrostWire
To install FrostWire on your openSUSE, click this 1-click installer (YaST MetaPackages) from packman which supports openSUSE 11.0/10.3/10.2 and SuSE 10.1/10.0. This will automatically download the YMP file and launch YaST Package Manager.

NOTE: Click here to enable 1-click install feature in openSUSE 10.2

Click Next in the window showing descriptions of the installation, click Next again on the installation proposal window. This will start adding the required repositories and install the FrostWire package and the required dependencies. Click Finish when the successfully installed on your openSUSE.

Once installed, you can find FrostWire under “Applications – Internet” as “P2P Gnutella client”

Click “P2P Gnutella client” to start FrostWire on your openSUSE. Running for the first time, FrostWire will take you through an initial setup wizard. Select your “Save Folder” and “Shared Folder” and click Next

Select your network connection type (ex: Broadband) and click next

Select Sharing Extensions and click Next.

Finally, Accept “I Will not  use FrostWire 4.17.0 for copyright infringement” and click Finish

This starts FrostWire for you. The user interface is very simple and easy to use.

Click the connections tab to show current connections.

To edit FrostWire settings from Tools – Options

Changing skins and view settings click View menu.

To visit the project homepage, click here