Do you run bittorrents?

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  1. gloryofgreece macrumors member

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    You guys ever run bittorrents? :eek: I was wondering which torrent program do you guys use on a mac?
    :p
     
  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm downloading a Linux distribution via bittorrent right now.

    I prefer Transmission if I'm torrenting on OS X.
     
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    Fourthed. I use Transmission too. I really like that it shows your DL and UL speeds in the dock.
     
  6. phoxrenvatio macrumors regular

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    i like tomato torrent, it's not great... but it works well for freeware

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    i guess i'll try transmission, if it's as good as u say, it can't hurt
     
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  8. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    Transmission, without a doubt.

    I've used the original bittorrent, and tomato torrent and nothing compares.
     
  9. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    As a member of a breakfast club, I have to run them 24/7. Azureus is my choice. :)
     
  10. danidoll521 macrumors regular

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    Another vote for Transmission. It's simple to use and works well.
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    what's a breakfast club?

    i've tried azureus, but i now use transmission. but i rarely run bittorrents anyway
     
  12. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Breakfast is my favorite meal. :)

    I also use Azureus.
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    Azureus. There are probably "better" ones but I'm used to Az (classic UI, of course!) so I've never seen any reason to switch to anything else.
     
  14. bov macrumors 6502

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    is there a way so that when you close the lid of your laptop, transmission downloads dont get paused? (and other things as well such Adium signing off, etc.)
     
  15. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Only if you hack the OS to not sleep with the lid closed.
     
  16. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Same here. I even updated to 3.x and immediately reinstalled 2.5.

    As far as "better" ones or the "best" go, they aren't going to make my internet connection any faster and on healthy torrents I up and download at max with Azureus so I've never seen a point in switching.
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    There's InsomniaX.


    Me? No; I've never run a torrent in my life.
     
  18. Jade Cambell macrumors 6502

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    I use bittorrents to acquire HD copies of films that I own on DVD, because my computer doesn't play Blu-Ray disks yet.

    Otherwise, I don't use torrents.
     
  19. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I used to use Azureus until it kept crashing Leopard. I use Transmission now. I liked Azureus better, but Transmission will have to do.
     
  20. $Weezy$YM$ macrumors newbie

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    I use Transmission, but i rarely download torrents
     
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    Transmission here. Hopefully we'll get uTorrent soon.
     
  23. iBlue macrumors Core

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    uTorrent it is absolutely brilliant, but it's a windows thing - intel mac users can use it but I'm not sure it's a straightforward process. We got it on one of our PCs and use it via VMware on the mac pro.

    Short of that, Transmission is good stuff.
     
  24. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    come on, come on. let me in on the secret here
     

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