Unlike Limewire, Bittorrent, or Napster, Ares was developed as an open-source application, so there are no corporate owners for the RIAA to target, and development of the system has not been halted with legal problems.Ares is easy to use, quick to connect, with very fast download speeds. Because Ares is the most popular file sharing program, you find a lot better music selection, and more people to connect and share with. There are over 100 million titles available to download on the network.
Ares is the best choice for most filesharing needs, particularily for music files. For sharing of very large files such as movies, the Bittorrent protocol is better. While Ares does support the Bittorent protocol, it is not designed specifically for that purpose. Links to the most popular programs that use the bittorrent client are below.
Some other popular filesharing programs are listed below. Check back later as we are finishing reviews of these,and the bittorrent clients listed to the left.