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Old 09-08-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
shinystuffrox
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best Bittorrent client?


i'm sure it has been asked a million times, but i cant seem to find a good btclient for me.
When I used windows I used uTorrent..which was excellent.
However, no linux uTorrent yet so...

What do you all consider to be good btclients?

Exclude:

- BitTorrent++,
- Nova Torrent,
- TorrentStorm.
- Old editions of Bitlord
- Azureus (unless YOU REALLY THINK THIS ONE IS AMAZING!!)
- Mainline (vanilla bittorrent client)
- Any non-linux clients

TIA
 
Old 09-08-2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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There is always Ktorrent - but I only use Azureus because I like the frog. :-)
 
Old 09-08-2006, 11:05 AM   #3
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Azureus and ktorrent, in that order of preference.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 01:08 PM   #4
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Transmission has a very loyal following. I've tried it a couple of times and it never turned me on but might be worth a shot. I'm a big fan of rtorrent, it's a CLI app that I run inside a screen session. It'd be 100x better if it supported encryption but the developer doesn't see it as a priority and I lack the knowledge to write a patch so...
 
Old 09-12-2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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Actually, I'm using utorrent on linux, through wine, and works quite well (only 'big' bug was when 'minimise to tray' was activated), so you can just go on using utorrent. Here is a little howto for installing utorrent in ubuntu (you should maybe jump the section about installing wine) http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=191161

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Old 09-12-2006, 11:49 AM   #6
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Thumbs up

I had only ever used Azureus and was happy as a pig in slop until the most recent release wouldn't load correctly and I got tired of fighting with it. (I'll admit that it probably works fine and I just didn't give it enough effort).

Anyway, I switched to Ktorrent and have been pleasantly surprised ever since. My expectations were pretty low, not thinking of it as a serious replacement whatsoever for Azureus, but it has been a solid performer since the first launch.


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Old 09-12-2006, 12:01 PM   #7
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Nothing wrong with the original client, for me.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 03:05 PM   #8
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Ktorrent and then Azureus. Azureus comes second because it can be very resource hungry.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 03:11 PM   #9
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There is really just one, rtorrent.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 03:17 PM   #10
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try bittorent (version 4.1.4 beta) iam using it and iam stressless
 
Old 09-13-2006, 02:42 AM   #11
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Talking

Nothing wrong with Azureus, version 2.5 works fine. I run Fedora Core 5 with Sun Java release 1.5.08 installed.

And the hunger for for resources? I run Azureus on a Celeron socket 370 with 384MB internal memory. Still enough memory, or processor speed to work nicely with OpenOffice or play a simple game.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 04:19 AM   #12
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If you're running your torrents on some server or 24/7 running computer I'll recommend torrentflux. It is based on bittornado, and is accessible via a web interface.

check here: http://www.torrentflux.com
 
Old 09-13-2006, 09:01 PM   #13
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I started off with the official bittorrent client, which does the trick, but is really no-frills.

I then went to ktorrent, which is a great client, but started giving me problems on some of the sites that I download from (throwing the stats off, and getting me into trouble with site mods who think I'm trying to cheat the site).

Now I use Azureus exclusively. It does use more resources than the others, but even on my relatively old computer (AMD 1200 with 768MB), I have Azureus, kopete, Firefox, kontact and konqueror (with a couple tabs) open all at once. Sometimes I'm even burning DVDs at the same time. All with no problems. What would I do without four desktops?

Baltika
 
Old 10-04-2006, 09:06 AM   #14
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list of linux bittorrent clients
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:22 AM   #15
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It has got to be Azureus. The java base makes it so flexible that I have it in windows xp, freebsd and linux.

The client is only as good as the user. You need to invest some time looking at the program & reading the instructions hints.. I think the best thing to do is just stick with one client and learn as much as you can about it.
 
  


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