torrent client on a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kingcrowing, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

    kingcrowing

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    i found a site where i can download Linux for PPC (Fedora Core 3 and Yellow Dog) as a torrent instead of just a stright FTP/HTTP download, does anyone have any expirience with any good bit torrent clients for OS X? thanks!
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I just use the official client. Version 4 adds some nice new features like queuing and a ratio counter.
     
  3. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Real quick... make sure to check out Ubuntu PowerPC for a good PowerPC linux distro. Also, check out www.distrowatch.com for more info on all of them and links to downloads.

    As far as a good client for bittorrent, there are 3 that I would recommend, each offering something diffferent. The official client is cool if you want the bare bones, stable release. Tomato Torrent offers a bit more features. I recently switched to Bits on Wheels as it offers the most features and has a cool feature where it makes a 3D render of the files you're sending/receiving.

    -Kevin
     
  4. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    I use Azureus mainly for the IP blocker plugin. But now I'm going to take a loot at Bits on Wheels because of Spaceballls recommendation.
     
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  6. yinyang macrumors regular

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    bits on wheels is easy to configure and use, and it tells you everytihng you need to know.

    azureus is for those that want more control and want to tweak

    i use either depending on how i feel :)
     
  7. brap macrumors 68000

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    It's really spooky watching the 3d swarm, too!

    I'd use Azureus, but it rapes my RAM.
     
  8. hob macrumors 68020

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    Mmmm.... Ram... :p

    Anyway, I just started using BOW and I think it's great! Somehow the other clients were all being blocked on my connection but BOW worked around it! :D
     

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