What is LimeWire? Here is what you have to know

Originally a free peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) client for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Solaris, LimeWire is a music-based NFT platform. LimeWire utilizes both the BitTorrent protocol and the Gnutella network.


There was a free version and a paid “improved” version (named LimeWire Pro); LimeWire Pro could be obtained using the free LimeWire program since users illegally disseminated it through the software.

Libtorrent offers BitTorrent support. The Zehetmayr brothers and the original LimeWire crew are partners in the business (due to LimeWire still owning all of its assets but licensing the LimeWire name to the Zehetmayr brothers despite no affiliation with them.)


What is LimeWire?

Any machine with a Java Virtual Machine installed can use LimeWire. Installers were made available for Linux, Microsoft’s Windows, and Apple’s Mac OS X.

With the introduction of LimeWire 4.0.10, support for Mac OS 9 and other older versions was discontinued. Since version 4.8, LimeWire can automatically establish packet-forwarding rules with UPnP-capable routers, acting as a UPnP Internet Gateway Device controller.