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Chris Rogers
Oct 30, 2008, 07:30 PM
First, I'm not sure how "kosher" this topic is. If it's not, I guess delete it.

I want to start downloading Torrents on my MacBook but I have no idea how or where to start.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

EDIT:WHOOPS! Please Delete



chilipie
Oct 30, 2008, 07:34 PM
You're not allowed to ask for help with warez/pirating music etc., but I can recommend Transmission as a torrent client :)

JonHimself
Oct 30, 2008, 07:49 PM
You're not allowed to ask for help with warez/pirating music etc., but I can recommend Transmission as a torrent client :)

I can second that recommendation

Lurchdubious
Oct 30, 2008, 07:54 PM
Anyone know how Transmission compares to Xtorrent? I've heard of people using that...

LinMac
Oct 30, 2008, 10:24 PM
Begin repeat of yet another tread about BitTorrent..

BitTorrent is just a protocol or a method of data transmission. It can be used for legal or illegal purposes, but there are many legitimate uses for it.

Examples:

1) Updating Ubuntu (http://lifehacker.com/5070638/how-to-upgrade-ubuntu-using-bittorrent).

2) Downloading Linux ISOs such as Ubuntu (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BitTorrent)

3) Downloading content that is in the public domain or that is freely available such as game updates. (Search Google)

I'll let someone more knowledgeable in OS X BitTorrent clients answer specifically, but not everything is copyright infringement. :p

chilipie
Oct 31, 2008, 04:09 AM
I don't think I've used Xtorrrent, but this Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_BitTorrent_software) might be useful for comparing features.

redgaz26
Nov 2, 2008, 09:12 AM
Anyone know how Transmission compares to Xtorrent? I've heard of people using that...



stick to transmission it's simple and works well!

Kilamite
Nov 2, 2008, 09:21 AM
Why is this in the Apple TV forum?

Anyway, Transmission is the best torrent application on the Mac in my opinion. It is lightweight and works perfectly for me. Just takes ages to quit.