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FrostWire SIZE: Open source
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FrostWire SIZE: 7.88 MB
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- As with LimeWire, FrostWire is written in Java, and is therefore capable of supporting multiple platforms.
- While LimeWire is available in both free and paid versions, FrostWire is released only as a free version, the Windows version of which comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar. FrostWire includes much of the functionality of LimeWire's free version, as well as a few of LimeWire Pro's payment based upgrades.
- FrostWire provides a chatroom, which is absent in LimeWire. However, LimeWire includes an instant messenger using the XMPP protocol and allows the user to share with individual friends in the messenger which is a feature not found in FrostWire. Starting from version 188.8.131.52, the chat feature displays advertising to help pay for the required servers.
- Connections are encrypted with TLS by default unless it is disabled at the preferences. This feature was included in order to obfuscate connections and therefore prevent ISPs from successfully monitoring their clients when they connect to the Gnutella network. Users tend to disable this obfuscation method due to its high CPU usage.
- FrostWire also includes a "Stop Search" feature, which is useful if you found a preferred download and do not want to lose it in the other results that pop up.