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Old 12-29-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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What's the best P2P client that uses the BitTorrent protocol

This is not a Linux related question.

Right now I have BitTorrent 6.1.2. Is there a better .torrent P2P client. I know it's hard to know for sure so I will gladly take opinions too.


Old 12-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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I stick with azureus / vuze on linux.
What are your definitions or expectations of "better"?
Old 12-29-2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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Transmission works great for me.
Old 12-29-2008, 07:54 PM   #4
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ktorrent it's easy to use.
Old 12-29-2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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I use Azureus and Deluge. Both have their pro's and con's. Choosing between them is difficult though I tend to lean towards Deluge.
Old 12-29-2008, 08:11 PM   #6
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I use mldonkey that can do p2p, torrents and regular downloads. It doesn't need X and you can connect to it just using telnet or a regular web browser. The most functionality at the lower cost.
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rtorrent - a CLI program which you can control through ssh
Old 12-29-2008, 09:58 PM   #8
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I use qbtorrent..I was using ktorrent but always had low downloads and Transmission wasnt much better..but with qbtorrent i get decent downlaod speeds..


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