I have to agree that LimeWire was the killer app of the initial gnutella boom. If it hadn't started to have problems (legal and technical), LimeWire would still be installed everywhere. And as a Java tool it was damn
Interesting to note that the most popular applications on Download.com are usually P2P or IM apps, or compression or Internet tools (firewall, ad blocker etc). What can Java bring to these areas? Internet and compression tools generally require too many native hooks for Java to be a contender...
And scarily enough, the number one download (Kazaa Media Desktop) has been downloaded more times than numbers two through thirteen combined. Now that's
a market to get hold of! Clocks in at under 5MB too, using an initial 160KB download that then obtains the rest. Nice!