Parallels Question!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ElCambo, Jun 23, 2007.

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    Im currently using BootCamp, but its a pain to restart my computer because im only using it to use Utorrent. If I went with parallels could I be using Utorrent via parallels well even though I was working in the mac OS? Also would this affect the speeds of utorrent any way? Thanks
     
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    janey

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    use azureus.
     
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    psychofreak

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    You could, but why not the great latest Transmission beta (warning: download link) now with selective downloads and prioritising ?

    There really isn't anything I can see that is better than the very stable (hasn't had any problems since the day it was released) Transmission beta.

    EDIT: OK, even though I have no idea why I/anyone would want that
     
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    janey

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    because it still doesn't have protocol encryption.
     
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    I use Transmission, yet I wish it would allow file select. Azureus on the other hand I have tried and experienced terrible speeds. Transmission is what I generally use but I just wish it allowed RSS + File select. I know Azureus has these but the speeds just arn't satisfactory for me.
     
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    janey

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    and just how much effort did it take to set up azureus vs. utorrent? all you need is a couple of forwarded ports and trivial dl/ul speed caps changed and it should work just fine.
     
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    psychofreak

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    Check out the link :)
     
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    What version is this latest one?
     
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    psychofreak

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    0.80 beta, its near the bottom of the page and labelled 'Transmission-latest.dmg', though I thought (and it works, at least in Safari) that I linked to a download...
     
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    Is it what I think it is? Does it allow file select and RSS???? Im currently using bootcamp downloading a single file on utorrent haha so I cant check right now? But if I understand you correctly are you saying this is a newer version with these things!! Garr im so excited I need to go back to OS X but my files nearly dld on bootcamp!
     
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    Thanks so much for the beta. This file select thing rocks!
     
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    psychofreak

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    No problem. Prioritising (those 3 bars next to the file select list) also rocks...
     
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    user13

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    Get Parallels only if you need Windows running simultaneously with Mac Os. Otherwise try to search for Mac-based alternatives, this will be more memory-effective.
     
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    bluetooth

    is there a way to make mbp blutooth work with windows via parallels?
     

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