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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by kashmoney2006, Dec 19, 2007.
What does everybody use??
There are many threads on this, the conclusions are:
Azureus is bulky, but the only option if you need the advanced features
Transmission is light and easy to use
XTorrent is cool, but not free
Some people use Tomato Torrent, but it has no real advantage...
Azureus. Bloated, but it does everything I need it to do. I also get more reliable connections than I did in Transmission; don't ask me why.
I'm a big Transmission fan. I just like how simple and lightweight it is. Azureus is a bear when it comes to memory usage. I'm just waiting for the Mac version of uTorrent to come out. When that happens, I'll ditch Transmission.
I use transmission because it's lightweight and does eveything I need. But then, I don't torrent much at all
Same. I dislike Azureus but it works better than others
Azureus works for me, though I haven't upgraded in a while so I am still using the old-look interface.
Never tried Transmission.
Same here. The new interface looks silly. I thought the whole point of Azureus was to be utilitarian, not flashy.
Transmission is the best.
How do you elect to use the TOR network in Transmission?
You're not really supposed to do that, it's considered an improper use of bandwidth by most Tor users. It would be slow anyway.
Hmm...that option is in Azureus and works well.
Never used them, so wouldn't know. What do you use them for (and by that I mean what do you download) ?
Torrenting through Tor is not very friendly to people who are donating their bandwidth to the network.
If you're concerned about the RIAA or MPAA or whatever knocking on your door, I wouldn't sweat it. They focus their attention on P2P users.
Linux distros, mostly. Faster than HTTP, and bandwidth friendly.
I used to have Azureus set up as a background daemon (i.e. running in the background with no visible user interface). I had the web interface plugin installed so I could manage it via a web page.
However, I never really got this to work particularly well. Azureus application and plugin updates went unnoticed and it was something of a pain. So, I've instead gone back to running Azureus in the usual fashion, but set to launch hidden. I still access it via the web plugin, since the html interface is much cleaner than the Java UI. Plus, it means I can tell my Mac Mini at home to download a torrent and can check on progress via the web interface from any other machine on the internet.
Azureus isn't too bad on CPU use, even with my G4 Mini. It's something of a RAM hog at times though. My mini's also running the Webmin web-based management interface. I've got a few custom commands in there that allows me to close and re-open Azureus remotely. This comes in handy if I'm streaming video from the Mac over the internet and need to close Azureus to free up some bandwidth.
As for what I use torrents for... well, pretty much anything that's of a significant size. Even Microsoft these days provide torrent links for some of their content (such as their trial software).
Except MS is loath to use Bit Torrent because it's an open protocol, so they're developing a different protocol in house. Of course they're acting like it's hottest and most innovative thing ever.
I love the power and functionality of Azureus, but it is more taxing on system, resourcres than other torrent apps. When I switched to Leopard I was under the understanding that Azureues didn't work on it (or at least not as well) so I switched to Transmission and love its lightweight simplicity.
So does nobody use Bits on Wheels??? I used Transmission at first but switched to BoW because i get better dl speeds and more seeds with bits on wheels vs. Transmission. How about torrent tracker sites? with demonoid down ive been like a chicken with its head cut off.
It is against Forum rules to discuss actual sites of this nature.
ooh i see. well than disregard that question. so what about Bits on Wheels? does anybody have any opinions on it?
No problem, just didn't want you to get into trouble in case you weren't aware.
Personally, I have never used BoW. I always used Azureus and then switched to Transmission last week when my new 24" iMac arrived. For what it's worth, I haven't heard anything bad about BoW..j just never had a need to try it out myself...
Not sure if I understand your admonition. Can you elaborate?
See the Forum Rules - point #3 of "Things Not to Do" in this case... Although it should be common sense for people to read FAQs/Forum Rules these days, I know many people do not for whatever reason, hence why I wanted to clarify.