Kazaa Lite from Kazaa is a relatively new service which aims to combine file sharing, file compression and online access all into one package. The service is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems. Fslite is the backend software for this service and is available in many flavours of Windows as well as some flavours of Linux. Kazaa states that they have "no technical support" for Fslite on Windows however with over a thousand files sent to my house on a daily basis and hundreds of friends sending files, I am yet to have the need to actually get technical support from them. All I have ever needed from them was a fast connection to the Internet and great customer service.
One major difference between Kazaa and Fslite is that Fslite requires a Java plugin to work whereas Kazaa Lite runs on the same basic features of Windows. Kazaa also claims to be twice as fast as Fslite and therefore better value for money. Overall though I can see that Fslite is a much better choice for people who don't need the advanced features of Fslite or those of a larger file size and simply need to share a smaller number of files with friends and colleagues. On the other hand Kazaa is great for anyone wanting to explore the benefits of a Java plugin but without having to learn another language like Java.
Both services are available for free under the Fosharing website which allows anyone to create an account and upload files to their server. The Fosharing software allows one to browse through all the files and check for viruses before downloading them. Kazaa is great for uploading large files and checking the details of any given file. Although I haven't tested the Kazaa download manager, my impression is that it does function quite well and it is worth considering if you are going to use a free download manager. It is an excellent tool and one I would recommend to anyone looking for an easy way to transfer large files using a simple computer program.