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Old 02-26-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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BitToClients - Decisions, Decisions


Hi there all,
I am pretty mucha linux newbie, and I am currently trying to choose a bit torrent client for my Ubuntu system. I have managed to narrow it down to three based on a little research, but really need advice on the next step. The three I have narrowed it down to are Deluge, BitTornado or Azureus/Vuze (are they different clients??).
What I really need to know is which one will allow me greatest control of my torrents, and which one will utitlise bandwidth best for faster downloading. It is important, as I tend to download LARGE torrents (currently have one which is over 200GB in size), but they usually aren't smaller than about 4GB.
How much system resources they use are not a major issue, though obviously lighter is preferrable. I just need the speed and control.

Help and advice would be most appreciated!
 
Old 02-26-2010, 08:41 AM   #2
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The most powerful/flexible bittorrent client I've come across by far would be rtorrent. Had you looked at it before narrowing down your choices to the three you mention above?

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Old 02-26-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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rtorrent, if I remember rightly, is a CLI torrent client isn't it?? I think I may have overlooked it for that reason. I am reasonably comfortable with the command line, I just didn't think about CLI BitTorrent clients. I shall check it out. Many thanks for your suggestion.
 
Old 02-26-2010, 10:33 PM   #4
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rtorrent, if I remember rightly, is a CLI torrent client isn't it?? I think I may have overlooked it for that reason. I am reasonably comfortable with the command line, I just didn't think about CLI BitTorrent clients.
I has an ncurses interface. It's not so intuitive when you first start using it, but once you learn the key bindings it's brilliant.

You can find a nice little intro tutorial here:

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/05...nt-like-a-pro/

Cheers,

Evo2.

PS. It also has a web based interface (wtorrent) if you are into that type of thing.
 
Old 02-26-2010, 10:57 PM   #5
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I tried transmission and Vuze and stuck with Vuze. It has the reputation of being resource hungry but it is not particularly heavy according to top. After changing to the classical interface and advanced mode it provides a lot of information and control.
 
  


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