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Limewire 5.2.4 Beta

In case you don't know, Limewire an cross-platform P2P client (works on Windows, Linux, Mac, etc) and is actually the most widely-installed client in the world. In the most recent beta version, the Limewire team have greatly improved the program's torrent handling capabilities.

By adding LibTorrent to the mix, Limewire now includes the engine powering such apps as Halite, Deluge, Miro, Free Download Manager, and more. As a result, the new version gains support for IPv6, Mainline DHT, UDP tracking and HTTP seeding, local peer discovery, and peer exchange (PEX).

Interestingly, being the most widely-installed app doesn't translate into actual use. As TorrentFreak points out, in a survey of nearly 200,000 bittorrent peers only 43 were using Limewire.