is a peer to peer file sharing
application that is based on the Overnet
network (previously the eDonkey
network), but offers more features than the standard eDonkey client. Emule is open source
and released under the GNU General Public License
The distinguishing features of eMule are the direct exchange of links between client nodes and the use of a credit system.
The eMule client is a windows application, its code forms the basis for the Linux clients, xMule and aMule.