Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:07 AM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:32 PM
When I search for 'Shareaza' there are two results with different versions. The first result is http://www.shareaza.com/ which has 'Version 8'. The second result is http://shareaza.sourceforge.net/ which has version 18.104.22.168. They have similar icons. Why the two different versions with the one name? Can anyone tell me the differences?
A search turned up some info on it's wiki page Shareaza wikipedia link.
On 19 December 2007 the project's domain name, shareaza.com, was redirected to a site claiming to be "The Official Home of Shareaza", promoting the download of a client known as Shareaza V4 (which had become V6 as of October 2009, V7 as of August 2010, and is V8 as of November 2011) unrelated to releases by the Shareaza development team, an iMesh clone with only small graphical modifications, and using Shareaza v1 logo (see the picture above). This client is a network interface for a centralised music shop by Discordia Ltd., and does not connect to any open P2P network such as gnutella, G2, eDonkey or BitTorrent. Content is limited to the DRM-protected music that can be bought in Discordia's online music store; Discordia is a company based in Cyprus, closely related to the RIAA and unrelated to the Shareaza development team. In response the Shareaza development team moved their website to SourceForge.net.
Versions prior to 22.214.171.124 of the original Shareaza connected to www.shareaza.com to check for software updates. From 1 January 2008 the new owner of the domain shareaza.com, Discordia Ltd. used this update check mechanism to suggest to users that ShareazaV4 (and later ShareazaV5, V6, and V7) was an update to the original Shareaza client. Since version 126.96.36.199, released on 3 January 2008, the original Shareaza has linked to the Shareaza pages at sourceforge.net.
Yahoo, which uses SiteAdvisor to filter their search results, no longer lists domain shareaza.com due to it being listed by SiteAdvisor as a security risk. Other website reputation rating services , such as Web of trust, also rate Shareaza.com as dangerous."
Edited by zaraki kenpachi, 22 November 2011 - 11:34 PM.
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