uTorrent Aquired by BitTorrent

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Crikey. Turn your back for a minute, and this happens...
     
  2. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    As long as it stays small and AWESOME I'll be happy... But it probably won't.
     
  3. GEN3RIC

    GEN3RIC Moderator Folding Team

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    I have low expectations for this. Just looked at who BitTorrent is as a company. they suck.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    A few points...

    uTorrent Linux: Probably.
    uTorrent OS X: Yes, but no time soon.
    uTorrent Open Source: No.
    uTorrent replace Mainline: No.
    uTorrent staying free: Yes.
    uTorrent Source: Fifty to sixty thousand lines.
    Changes to uTorrent: Nothing now.
    Who's developing uTorrent now: BitTorrent Inc. will do the majority.

    I agree this can't be good. BitTorrent Inc. as a company suck. uTorrent is quite possibly one of the greatest pieces of software I've ever had the pleasure of using. It seems BTInc are set on getting uTorrent cross-platform, however their current OS X client is utter ****e, so we'll see.

    It just seems a strange acquisition if they're going to continue the separate developments of mainline and uTorrent, though I think mainline will be faded out.

    I don't doubt though if this all goes tits-up that someone else will come along and make the "new" uTorrent.
     
  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Exactly. This isn't good news :(
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Azureus

    *runs* :p
     
  7. GEN3RIC

    GEN3RIC Moderator Folding Team

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    BitTorrent sucks...... if they are doing the majority of development we might as well stop upgrading our uTorrent clients. :(
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Azureus sucks donkey balls harder than an imploding vacuum of death <-- 100% FACT!

    Apparently Halite is a nice small client, comparable to uTorrent. :)
     
  9. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    People who are posting in the µTorrent forum announcement are not too happy about this.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Bless 'em. :D

    I'm on the fence, I do believe that BTInc has the capability to screw it up, yet without seeing into the future, we don't know if they will or not. Just wait and see, I guess :)
     
  11. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    This is bad news. Looks like I will have to find a new client - Won't use the CRAP APP AZUREUS, Bitcomet is banned by every torrent site under the sun. I haven't found that fits what utorrent is .. Sheesh, the agony of looking again ..
     
  12. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    You could just keep on using the copy of utorrent you have running right now forever.

    Honestly, I don't think there's anything missing from it anyway.
     
  13. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    right now .. What's to say what it adds or takes away in the future ?? With the deal that Bitorrent made with the MPAA, this is going to down hill real quick ..
     
  14. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    will have to check out halite...but since I have no idea what the future holds I'll just use the current version of utorrent that i am running now. I'm not going to go crazy and jump off til I see where utorrent goes with this.
     
  15. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    No big deal yet but if things are added that people who run trackers do not like then µTorrent may get banned by them. This would make even the current version more or less non-functional.
     
  16. Grandmaster

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    Yeah that's probably the only real reason to abandon the *current* version of utorrent.

    I can't help but feel somebody will be coming out with "utorrent-lite" :D
     
  17. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    something comparable will come out. Just have to wait and see.
     
  18. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Why not just keep using the release that you have now? Will it suddenly stop working or something?
     
  19. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    i, too, hope uTorrent doesn't turn to sh*t because of this. far too many applications have done so due to being merged with another. granted i can't think of any at the moment.... but i'm fairly certain the numbers are vast.
     
  20. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    They both have put a lot of time an energy into Bittorent, it's only natural and right that they make a few dollars on it.