Bit Torrent Suggestions

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by One Armed Bandit, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. One Armed Bandit

    One Armed Bandit OSNN Junior Addict

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    Talk about information overload. Can anyone offer a good page on how to get started using Bit Torrent Apllications? How it works? Best download software/clients?

    I am looking through the web and there is SO much information on it, it is hard to tell which ones I should use and which ones I should stay away from. I'm not asking for an in-depth explanation here, but just for some nice links that anyone could post and possibly a couple of suggestions on how to get started. Like which in your opinion is the best program to get started with and the best database of available downloads.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Start on the official site: http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/

    The official client is good enough for most people (It's what I use, however I find the Windows version annoying.) but you may wish to try alternative clients, one of my favourites is "Burst!" available here: http://krypt.dyndns.org:81/torrent/
    I'm sure other people will put forward their own recommendations too though :)
     
  3. Shad0ws Experimental.
     
  4. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    i use ABC program its kinda cool.. sourceforge has link for it just do like abc bittorrent or something like that
     
  5. Johnny

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    Azureus is the best client to use ...
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    There's no such thing as a best client, it's simply a preference.

    If you're going to recommend a client the please provide a link to it. :)
     
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    Petros Thief IV

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    For some good info about how Bittorrent and its variants work, try this site.

    I like the ABC client cause it has pretty colors. You can get it here.
     
  9. vern

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    No such thing as a best client, but some clients are better than others. The original BT client is not very configurable, and most often, it drowns out your upload speed because you have no way in controlling it. If you want the original BT client interface with a little more control ... I'd go with the experimental client at http://ei.kefro.st/projects/btclient/. Another client I have used in the past is PTC at http://www.cosil.com/ptc/. Unless it has improved since I used it, I would not recommend it. It takes up a lot of resources and isn't very polished. I use ABC right now, and I have been very happy with it, especially the web control.
     
  10. shox

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  11. blay

    blay .:AgoraPhobik:.

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    I've had pretty good luck w/ ABC.