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Which is it folks?

Transmission
7 (39%)
uTorrent
8 (44%)
Bittorrent
1 (6%)
Vuze
2 (11%)
Other...
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Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:49 am

Title says it (asks it?) all really...

In my Windows days I always found uTorrent to be the best. In Linux I think Transmission sucks but it seems to get props for Mac. I don't do anything fancy with my downloading. I just want something that 'just works' as the saying goes.

Your views are appreciated.

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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:54 am

vuze was basically the best option, but since utorrent is available jump on that instead
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:32 am

I don't know which is the best but Transmission works well for me
 
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:41 am

Vanilla Bittorrent shouldn't even be an option.

Let's see then. Vuze can be slow as all hell, and uTorrent is still in beta regarding a Mac port.
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:48 am

If you've got an Intel machine, it's uTorrent. Low memory footprint, good responsiveness, native implementation. If you're using PPC you only have one choice that is none of those things - and that's Vuze. Anything else is slow to download.
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:05 am

uTorrent it is...

EDIT: and it's working a charm on my 5,2 MacBook
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:23 pm

Vuze is the best on all platforms. Period. Using the DHT tracker it automatically finds more peers then your regular client and as a result, your transfer will finish faster.

It is also the most customizable torrent client out there.

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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

Good point Adi. That said, I only use torrents to grab Linux distros (no, really!) so I always max out my connection anyway...
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:13 pm

adisor19 wrote:
Vuze is the best on all platforms. Period. Using the DHT tracker it automatically finds more peers then your regular client and as a result, your transfer will finish faster.

It is also the most customizable torrent client out there.

Adi


Err... no. You're basing a software being the best on that one aspect. An aspect that only matters that assumes you need more peer connections in order to max out your connection. Most users don't need that amount of customization (uTorrent is far more customizable than I'd ever need or want) nor the bloat. Torrent applications are something I want to run in the background, using at most half my connection rate. I don't use them near enough to want more. Therefore uTorrent is the best for me. Period...
 
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:46 am

Been using Transmission with without issue for a while now. Very happy with it.
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:52 am

pedro wrote:
uTorrent it is...

EDIT: and it's working a charm on my 5,2 MacBook



What exactly is a 5,2 MacBook, please?
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:14 am

It's a white MacBook with these specs:

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I bought it mid-last year. Lovely lil' machine.

EDIT: sorry, I bought it late April this year.
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:27 am

Transmission, fo sho.
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:30 am

pedro wrote:
It's a white MacBook with these specs:

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I bought it mid-last year. Lovely lil' machine.


OK. Thanks. If I ever get a Mac, it will probably be one of those MacBook Pros. I remember buying a Black MacBook Pro for Christmas 2008 (I think) for my cousin. The specs sound similar to yours. (I do remember buying it refurbished from the Apple Store shortly after the AL MacBook Pros came out. He is enjoying the MacBook last time I spoke to him about it.)
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:39 am

Opera :-)
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Re: Best Bittorrent Client for OS X?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:03 pm

I'm running Vuze with the classic interface 24/7 on my Core Duo 1.66 Mac mini. It has been solid for the past 3 years.
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