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January 21, 2005 4:51 PM   Subscribe

eXeem 0.20 Public Beta Released
posted by noisia (17 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: spyware delivery service

posted by 327.ca at 4:59 PM on January 21, 2005

posted by GleepGlop at 5:04 PM on January 21, 2005

posted by noisia at 5:07 PM on January 21, 2005

Not bitching at you noisia; I've been looking forward to this... except that specific to OS X their FAQ reads:

13. Do the developers have plans for a Mac OSX or Linux version of eXeem™?

We will start working on a Linux version after the first non beta release of eXeem™ for Windows.

Doesn't sound good for OS X, huh?

On preview: Spyware? What the fuck is up with that? That's a record sell out, isn't it?
posted by jperkins at 5:09 PM on January 21, 2005

The lite version is not functional for non-beta testers. The ./ link mentions that the author of the lite eXeem expects to release a spyware-free version within the next few days.
posted by purephase at 5:11 PM on January 21, 2005

is spybot different than ad-aware?

on preview, just x out the beta key entry box, it works. the networks dont seem to have a lot of stuff on them right now though
posted by GleepGlop at 5:13 PM on January 21, 2005

What format should the XX-out be? I've tried a bunch, but it's not working for me.
posted by purephase at 5:18 PM on January 21, 2005

Spybot is much faster but has a somewhat smaller database (though not entirely a subset of Ad-Aware's). It's always best to use both.
posted by abcde at 5:18 PM on January 21, 2005

also: spyware.
posted by dorian at 5:19 PM on January 21, 2005

Never mind. ;) Just CLOSE the beta-key entry box. ;)
posted by purephase at 5:19 PM on January 21, 2005

Don't expect me to defend this program. The spyware pisses me off, but spybot blocks and removes it. The search features are lousy. The file selection is weak for now (no season 2 arrested development? worthless). It might be useful when trackers go down (#bt at efnet, for example) but at the moment it's kind of lame.
posted by noisia at 5:21 PM on January 21, 2005

if the gits-that-be can close down bittorrent (which it's unlikely that they can, for now) then something like this will no doubt take its place. but for now, eh.
posted by dorian at 5:32 PM on January 21, 2005

I think Kenosis sounds more promising - or at least less proprietary/spyware-ridden.
posted by O9scar at 5:40 PM on January 21, 2005

Isn't it obnoxious how P2P file sharing and spyware go hand in hand? No particular surprise, I guess, down in the shadowy grey depths. (BTW, "spyware" is a misnomer; most of this stuff does things much more hostile than just spy on your usage.)
posted by Nelson at 5:44 PM on January 21, 2005

For grins I thought I'd try and run in on my Powerbook in Virtual PC. No dice. Application installs, but when I try and fire it up nothing happens. Oh well. I guess I'll have to wait for the Mac version. Fortunately there are still trackers out there for those w/o Windows.
posted by birdherder at 6:15 PM on January 21, 2005

Glad this was posted here, mainly because otherwise I would have trusted the "eXeem™ contains NO SPYWARE." lie from their front page. BAH.

Oh well. A lite version out already? That has got to be the fastest stripping of spyware from a P2P application ever.
posted by Stunt at 6:18 PM on January 21, 2005

from the EULA:

Such rules and policies will be applied generally in a nondiscriminatory manner to users of the Software, and may include, for example, required or automated updates, modifications, and/or reinstallations of the Software to address security, interoperability, and/or performance issues. These updates, modifications and the like may occur on a periodic or as needed basis without notice to you. In addition, you understand that the Software is capable of monitoring itself for security-related and tamper-detection purposes and communicating information about security incidents.

6.5 In exchange for downloading the Software at no cost, you expressly agree that you accept the Embedded Third Party Software and that so long as you have not entirely deleted the Software from your computer you will not take any action, including downloading other software which modifies, is intended to modify or permits others to modify registry or other settings on your computer to, disable, remove, block, prevent the functioning of, or otherwise interfere with any of the Embedded Third Party Software.

Oh I feel all warm and fuzzy now ...

*adjusts tin foil hat*
posted by squeak at 6:43 PM on January 21, 2005

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