I have recently been using an application called Apollon.It happens to be a Peer to Peer File sharing client for the KDE Desktop. Apollon uses the giFT core to connect to various networks, including OpenFT, Gnutella and FastTrack. For me the biggest strength for Apollon is the ability to bring together these three extremely popular filesharing networks and end up as the numero-uno free software P2P client on Linux systems. Apollon pops up with an Info screen which immediately gives you an idea of the kind of data and traffic that you would be encountering
Once you are done, all you need to do is search for the file you are looking for, be it music, videos, software, pictures, what have you, for which you have a fully functional search screen
And then the obvious part (the fun part!) begins....Download!! Click on the download menu and there you are with a multi-threaded download, on its way to your hard-drive! You can search for more sources while downloading, browse individual users and what not!
Apollon does the simple things right, and then gives you some novel functionality to play with. For example the ability to preview and play media files through the client itself and beleive it or not, to chat with other Apollon users. While these may not be killer features as of now, they do come handy every once in a while. There was a time when I used to miss having a stable P2P client on my desktop. But now that Apollon has come of age with a 1.0.1 release, I am sure I wouldnt feel for that aching chest anymore!!