Transmission or uTorrent?

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    DoctorPeppers

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    I'm new to mac and OS X. I've used uTorrent for years on windows and now they have a mac version out. However, i see a lot of mac users that use Transmission. So my question is which should i use? or which one is better? any experience with either one?
     
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    I prefer Transmission over uTorrent under OS X. This is coming from using uTorrent under Windows as well.
     
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    Jolly Jimmy

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    I have tried both, but I definitely prefer transmission. I like it's pure simplicity.

    A very small number of users have suffered from that problem. There is a discussion on here about it somewhere also.
     
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    Transmission. It is easier and simpler than uTorrent. And it is made for Mac, while uTorrent was just converted into Mac.
     
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    Of those two, I'd pick Transmission.
    However, I'd use Vuze over both of them because it actually reaches full DL/UL speeds.
    That's my opinion for my situation. The best thing to do is use them all and see which one fits your situation the best.
     
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    Cinder6

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    µTorrent. Better interface, and it's the one I use on Windows, as well.
     
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    I have vuze and utorrent.
     
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    Xavier

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    I have always used Transmission and loved it.
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    uTorrent. I had that problem on my uMBP. It [Transmission] was driving me nuts! I re-installed it, deleted preference files, everything. No dice. uTorrent may not have a better interface but it doesn't give you that dreadful problem. For torrents, UI really doesn't matter.
     
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    I love Transmission for its ease and looks.
    Especially the abiltiy to set the upload speed for each download is great.
    Vuze is mostly much quicker in downloading, but I simply loathe its interface.

    And therefore I use Transmission most of the time, taking the slower speeds for granted.
     
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    I personally use Transmission after using uTorrent. I just find Transmission to be simpler.
     
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    uTorrent is actually very easy to use, haven't had one problem with it.
     
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    thanks for the feedback
    looks like either way i can't go wrong!
     
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    Transmission upgrade made me switch to uTorrent

    I was a big fan of Transmission ever since I switched to Mac a few years ago, based on the advice of these forums. It worked great, and importantly for me, was simple. But ever since I did an upgrade a month or two ago, Transmission became buggy and wouldn't open the torrents. I downloaded uTorrent, and...it just works. So it gets my vote. I'm sure there is some way to figure out what has gone wrong with Transmission, but if I wanted to have to figure out my computer, I would have saved a ton of money and stayed with Windows. So, sorry Transmission, you may go the way of Netscape...;)
     
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    Forget those two options and use Vuze. It seems to be much faster when downloading torrents. Not to mention the whole vuze network that is provided to you.
     
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    I use Vuze. The UI is slow as compared to its lighter-weight alternatives, but torrent wise it's fast and has a great search function.
     
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    i've used Transmission for 2 new years now and no problems whatsoever, so im stickin with it!
     
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    +1

    Same here, transmission is very light, configurable and minimalist.
     
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    Nothing grinds my torrenting gears more than using something other than Transmission.
     
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    gusious

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    Transmission all the way baby!:D
     
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    yetanotherdave

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    Transmission, especially since I found the remote web interface option, now I can see and control what's going on with downloads on my mac mini/media server at home on my iPhone/ MBP :D
     
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    I absolutely love Transmission, it makes it easy to enable my paranoia and use the TOR proxies. I just run Vidalia and Transmission at the same time. Firefox also has a TOR plugin so it's dead simple to remain completely anonymous online which is a big deal for crazy ex-stoners like me.
     
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    It just depends on what works best for you, both are pretty snappy with likable interface.
    I've used both of them but i prefer utorrent just because it taps the full strength of my bandwidth.
     
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    Using Transmission currently. If I would download a large torrent (as more than 4 GB) I'd do it through Parallels with uTorrent. The disk caching is a lot better with uTorrent for Windows.

    I've tried Vuze and it sucks regardless of platform. UI slow as hell and speeds far from the maximum.
     

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