Nicotine +

There is more in the p2p world than the Gnutella network (Limewire, Frostwire, …).

A great p2p network is the Soulseek network.

It’s a bit smaller but it’s great for less commercial songs.

If you can’t find a song on Frostwire, try this one.

The best client to connect to the Soulseek network is Nicotine + <insert witty comment about name here>.

It’s in the Ubuntu repository, so you can just fire up synaptic to install it (system -> administration -> synaptic package manager).

After installation you’ll get greeted by this window:

State where you want to put the downloads and incomplete downloads.

After that, go to the “server” tab and create a user name and password.

Press apply and then ok.

Go “file -> connect” and that’s it.

If you get an connection error, pick a new user name.

The program is pretty easy to use, I’m sure most people will figure things out by themselves.

It’s a great network and I especially enjoy the chat rooms by music genre.

    • nakedculture
    • June 7th, 2008

  1. Hasn’t soulseek been around for a while now, since around 2000?

    • linuxowns
    • June 8th, 2008

    Yes, Soulseek has been out there pretty long.

    Not that many people know about it though.

    • marsius
    • June 8th, 2008

    I used a Soulseek client a few years ago (before I switched to a mac). I actually miss it. Thanks for the heads up and the client!

    • vomitbrown
    • June 9th, 2008

    Who would have thought that napster and frostbite would ever be considered as a part of the “good old days.”

  2. Good to know it works on Mac. Thanks for the Leopard screenshots!

    • linuxowns
    • June 9th, 2008

    I don’t know if it works on a Mac, that’s Ubuntu, not Leopard.

    • Dave
    • July 3rd, 2008

    Has anyone had problems with Nicotine+ freezing with a file i/o error?

    • Bavarian
    • July 3rd, 2008

    What’s the theme name on first screenshot?

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