To clear up all questions about the different p2p clients out there I have posted this guide to help you choose what client to get.
P2P client Choosing guide
K-lite is one of the most widely used p2p applications. It connects to the fastrack network which contains a ton of files. Although now, many files are either renamed or corrupt. Since k-lite is officially dead, not many people still use it.
-Fast download speeds
-One of the most commenly used p2p applications
-Lots of files
-many downloads are fake/corrupt
-K-lite is officially "dead"
Bittorrent is one of my faveorite p2p apps. It is reliable and you get no corrupt files and very little (or no) fakes. It does have to connect to a tracker/torrent, or server to start the downloading. Sometimes it can use up a lot of ram and might be slow, but it all depends on what client that you have and what your computer specs are.
-Guide to using bittorrent (by lindorez)
-No corrupt downloads
-Must have torrent file to resume/download a file
Irc, or internet relay chat can be really good and easy to use, if you know how to use it. Good speeds and little corruptions, unless you resume a download from another bot.
-mirc irc client downloads page
-Irc search engine
-How to download files with irc(by rip the jacker)
-Chat while you download
-A bit difficult to get used to
-You must resume downloads from the bot that you started the download with, or risk getting a corrupt download.
**If you need an mirc serial, pm either me or rip the jacker. I only have serial for 6.14 so, if you don't have that version (which is the current version) then pm rip the jacker with your version number.**
Emule and the like are great for downloading rare files, although they have slow download speeds.
-Emule faq(by sharedholder, all you need to know about emule with links.)
-Good for rare files
Soulseek was initially for music, but is also expanding to more files such as ebooks and things.
-Great for music
-New, low corruption rate om files
Fairly new, not many games/movies/apps
Newsgroups are a great way to get files, although they are hard to use.
-Newsgroups tutorial and faq
-Hard to use/get used to
-Hard to find good download groups
Blubster is a new, fast and efficient music-only p2p app. It is pretty good, but lacks songs because it is so new.
-Really new, mp3 database lacking in songs.
So that ends my guide. Is it pin-worthy?