Hmmmm.. There are actually a lot of ways to get all the cool stuffs!! But many of them are not safe as they bring in a lot of virus, sywares,etc.. I will be disussing the 2 most popular ways of downloading from the internet!! Please read until the end!!
There are 2 popular ways to download :
1. P2p clients like limewire, eMule etc..
1. P2P Clients: Softwares like limewire, eMule etc are really wonderful softwares.. They are actually P2p (peer-to-peer) file sharing clients.. The stuffs you get on these are actually uploaded by other people using these softwares..
So how does this actually work??
People using these clients share the files they want.. So when you search in these clients, the results you get are the files which these people have shared.. So you actually download from the person sharing the files.. These clients just act like the middle person..
Hmmm.. Now how do i start downloading with these clients??
These softwares are so designed that they are very easy-to-use.. They are really user-friendly.. All you got to do is download the software from the internet.. And set it up on your PC.. Once you install it.. There are search bars where you can search for the files you want.. You will get a lot of results.. But you have to select the best one and download it..
For detailed info on how to download using such clients visit this link : http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/tutorials/downloading/limewire/index.shtml
Here are the links for Limewire and eMule..
Limewire : http://www.limewire.com/download/releases/latest
eMule : http://www.limewire.com/download/releases/latest
For other p2p clients just google it..!! :)
2.Torrents: This is another p2p file sharing client.. In this there are people who provide the files called seeds and people who download called peers..
How does this system exactly work??
It's pretty simple! The seed creates a torrent file of the files he wants to share.. And then he uploads the torrent file on torrent sites like : thepiratebay.org, torrentreactor.net,etc.. The people who wanna download the file go to these sites and search for the required torrent and download the torrent and open the torrent in the clients(ex: BitTorrent, BitComet,etc..).. That's it.! The required file starts downloading..
Now how do you start downloading using torrents??
First, you gotta download the torrent clients.. A few famous torrent clients are : uTorrent, BitComet, BitTorrent etc... These clients are freewares.. Just google it and you can download them for free.. Once, you get the client you start looking for torrents.. There are a lot of torrent sites.. Some of the sites are :
Torrentz -http://www.torrentz.com (This one's the best cause its a torrent search engine.. It searches torrents from different torent sites)
TorrentReactor - http://www.torrentreactor.net
The Pirate Bay - http://thepiratebay.org
These are just a few.. So what you need to do is search for the torrent you want on these sites and download it to your pc.. The torrent files are really small.. Once you download the file you need to open that torrent in the client.. That's all! Your file starts downloading.. You can Pause your download and resume it later..
These were the 2 famous ways of downloading stuffs from the net!! But which one's Better??
Hmmmm.. Both are pretty nice but TORRENTS are BETTER!!
Using P2P clients like limewire, emule etc. has a lot of risk.. It is a really easy way for VIRUSES to enter your PC and also spoil your PC.. There is also a high risk of your PC being HACKED!! Hence, these clients are really dangerous..
Torrents are pretty safer.. The risk of virus is really very less in torrents.. Torrents are one among the SAFEST way of downloading stuffs from the net!! You even get all the cool stuffs you want on torrents!!
I suggest you also read this : How to download a good torrent??
Happy Downloading.. :)