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Topic # 12607 27-Mar-2007 10:46
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Hey im using utorrent at the moment and i was wondering if anyone has used Azureus 3 beta or anyone thats used both. Is it better?

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  Reply # 65223 27-Mar-2007 21:19
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Azureus is a system hog. utorrent is more efficient and when I've used it, seems to work better. Azureus has more features but the average person will never use them.


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  Reply # 65237 27-Mar-2007 22:26
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I use Azureus personally and while it does take up less than the stock bittorrent client, it does offer some interesting features which I've yet to see other clients implement as quickly OR on different platforms (windows, linux, mac os x).





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  Reply # 65239 27-Mar-2007 22:33
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uTorrent contains all the features of Azureus in very small executable.

Its the best client I've ever used. Very fast, doesn't hog anything. I recommend it

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  Reply # 65240 27-Mar-2007 22:52
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uTorrent for sure.

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  Reply # 65384 29-Mar-2007 00:22
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I run uTorrent under Linux very well using WINE.

It is the single best bittorrent client out there if you ask me. It never crashes..its tiny..and even under WINE it's not really much of a big deal as far as resources go.

Azureus on the other hand is a slow bloated pile of junk. Its very very slow. And it uses up so much memory its insane. I've had many people preach the Azureus to me and they can all bite my ....

..just download uTorrent.

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  Reply # 65706 31-Mar-2007 12:33
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I agree on all points. uTorrent is great. xTorrent is good if you have OS X but it's a bit lacking in the features department. 


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  Reply # 65776 31-Mar-2007 20:26
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I use Az, because it has a client for osx...I use uTorrent in doze though.

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  Reply # 65882 1-Apr-2007 19:34
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Having to be stuck with azureus is enough of a reason not to buy a mac.

Although saying that...bring on crossover office or whatever its called.

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Reply # 65883 1-Apr-2007 20:07
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Azureus for OS X despite someones claim is not as bad as it sounds....




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  Reply # 66121 3-Apr-2007 15:06
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weblordpepe: Having to be stuck with azureus is enough of a reason not to buy a mac.

Although saying that...bring on crossover office or whatever its called.


There's several reasonable bittorrent apps for OSX. Transmission, XTorrent (shareware), Bitrocket, Acquisition, Bitpump, Bits-on-wheels, Azureus and others. Plenty of options, you're certainly not "stuck with azureus".

Crossover runs some Windows apps semi-natively, Parallels runs windows itself in a VM.

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  Reply # 66136 3-Apr-2007 16:41
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I find that most other osx BT clients are unable to offer me the..ability of az.

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  Reply # 67170 15-Apr-2007 20:19
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I'm running an old imac g4 with transmission at the moment. I suppose it runs alright, but its pretty slow. Any ideas to speed it up??new program
any ideas??
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  Reply # 67171 15-Apr-2007 20:36
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welcome to geekzone! as far as im aware transmission is ment to be one of the best for mac. Have you tried the "official" bittorent programme fro mac? http://www.bittorrent.com/download

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  Reply # 67180 16-Apr-2007 01:27
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Yeah I use utorrent at the mo. It's not bad but I'm thinking switching back to azu coz it's opensource. I havn't used it for more than a year. It's jaza based? so it usese more ram. bfd right. Faster torrent speeds?; I'm sure that has nothing to do with the client you use!?

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Reply # 67196 16-Apr-2007 10:55
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Hey, cheers for that  sweet as, I don't think my version was the "official" one if you know what i mean. wats bfd? Yup it is certainly chewing through the ram though
Just while I'm at it, what type of speeds do you generally download the file through the client?
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