Best bittorrent client for mac?

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  1. xEradx macrumors newbie

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    What is the best bit torrent client to use? I was looking into Transmission but not sure how popular it is? What do you guys think?
     
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  3. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    Amen to doing a search. Quicker and less sarcastic than making a duplicate thread.

    And yes, to answer your question, Transmission is one of the most popular BitTorrent clients for Mac. I use it and love it. Very nice app.
     
  4. i_never_existed macrumors newbie

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    I am a huge Vuze fan.


    In my humble opinion it's one of the best.
     
  5. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    Tomato Torrent is excellent.

    Very low CPU even when downloading several at once and memorises the locations of where you're saving the download to as well as the torrent files themselves.

    I absolutely swear by it for "time shifting" purposes :D

    It's also good for beta testing albums that turn out to have less than 10 minutes of meaningful music on them when that 30 second preview on iTunes just doesn't give you enough of an idea :p
     
  6. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    ooohh..... naughty naughty :D

    I like your careful wording there, man ;)
     
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    utorrent is the best out there, better than transmission in my opinion
     
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    +1
    They are really good about getting updates that makes things work better all the time too!:eek:
     
  11. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    I used Vuze/Azureus for some time but then switched to Transmission, it is not as full featured as the blue frog but it does what I need and is also very stable and Mac like :)
     
  12. MacBook.Matt macrumors regular

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    can trojans be hidden in music/video file downloaded with these torrent clients? or do you have to "install" a trojan?
     
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  14. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    As of right now, the only known trojan that would effect Macs is found in a pirated copy of iWork 09. In theory, a trojan could be hidden in just about any type of file, but you would have to give it initial access to your machine for it to work.
     
  15. dn325ci macrumors newbie

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    How do I find out if I have this trojan?
     
  16. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    did you download a pirated copy of iWork '09?
    :confused:
     
  17. SkillsToShow macrumors regular

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    Used transmission, utorrent and vuze and and I am sticking with vuze even though it takes up more memory it has alot of features that I find useful.:cool:
     
  18. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    They must be installed with an administrator password (unless you are logged in as the root user, which you aren't.)
     
  19. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a

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    Why I've just started with transmission and never had a reason to keep looking. But maybe I'll give this uTorrent a spin.
     
  20. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    uTorrent worked best for me when I was mass-downloading Linux distros. Usually Transmission is fine.
     
  21. John89 macrumors regular

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    +2

    Transmission is brilliant! I used to use Vuze, but found it to be a memory hog.
     

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