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Win MX

As the name suggests, WinMX is a peer-to-peer file sharing service for Windows users. One of its strengths is the ability to concomitantly conduct multiple searches on many servers. Like many other services, WinMX also hosts movies and other types of files. The interface is virtually identical to Napster's, making it very easy for novices. Connection to the servers can take some time, but once you're in, it's a virtual goldmine. The number of results is impressive, and downloads are fairly quick. An excellent feature is the ability to track and resume incomplete files. Nevertheless, WinMX periodically has some annoying glitches. Clicking on a file may elicit a "busy" response, and faster computers often have long queues and seem to contribute to booting users from the network.


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