updated 10:45 pm EDT, Fri May 7, 2004
LimeWire 4.0 due May 18
Lime Wire today announced the release of , a major update to its Java-based file sharing application that offers users faster and more successful downloads, improved searches for rare content, and a sleek new interface. LimeWire 4.0 includes a guarantee that "users will get no bundled software when they download this new version, and as always, Lime Wire continues its tradition of not utilizing spyware. LimeWire 4.0 will be available to Pro customers and available for free download on May 18th.
Version 4.0 features better search results, a listing of "What's new?" for recent content additions, better results display, faster connections on startup, proxy support, internet connection detection/notification, non-US language support for searching, improved downloads, and other changes. Other standard features include an integrated audio player, interchangeable color schemes ("skins"), integrated chat, ability to browse specific hosts, iTunes integration, and support for MAGNET links from the Web.