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Dec 14, 2007, 03:38 PM
 
hi, i have been an azureus user for a long time but it almost seems bloated or maybe it is becaues it uses java. amnyway im looking for a good client that is very lightweight and fast with a decent range of features. please let me know what some of you use. thanks.
     
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Originally Posted by Thinine View Post
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Dec 14, 2007, 07:30 PM
 
+3 on that as well.
     
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Dec 14, 2007, 07:32 PM
 
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Dec 14, 2007, 11:36 PM
 
Yeah, Transmission user here as well.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 06:00 AM
 
Azureus.

But since all you guys use Transmission, I'll give it a try.
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Dec 15, 2007, 06:13 AM
 
Transmission and BitRocket.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 03:38 PM
 
Transmission Again. I used to have problems with it crashing, but there have been some nice updates to it over the last 6 months or so, one of which solved it.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 10:21 PM
 
Transmission, FTW.

I love it, it is so simple, but gets the job done.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 12:52 PM
 
Transmission is the best torrent client i have ever used.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 02:52 PM
 
Wow, Transmission is nice. I've been using Azureus for quite some time — not because it was good, but because everything else was even worse — but Transmission's clean interface and ability to not use up 40% of my CPU all the time is such an improvement.
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Dec 16, 2007, 03:23 PM
 
Transmission++

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Dec 16, 2007, 03:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Wow, Transmission is nice. I've been using Azureus for quite some time — not because it was good, but because everything else was even worse — but Transmission's clean interface and ability to not use up 40% of my CPU all the time is such an improvement.
Ya I tried using Azeurus some time back but the CPU useage was always through the roof compared to other clients. Now the newer versions of Azeurus (or whatever they're calling it) are trying to be a media hub kinda like the iTunes Store which makes it even worse.
     
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Dec 17, 2007, 09:45 AM
 
Transmission has REALLY came a long way too. Azeurus is just like any other Java application for the Mac. I really wish there was no visible or usability differences with Java apps on OS X, but there is. Otherwise I wouldn't mind Java based applications.
     
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Dec 17, 2007, 11:24 AM
 
There's no way to get a native feeling application out of Java because it's not a native platform. I accept Java apps for what they are.

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Dec 17, 2007, 11:31 AM
 
I only use them if there is no other alternative.
     
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Dec 18, 2007, 05:00 PM
 
lol lot's of Transmission users huh. I've been using Azureus for a while and i haven't found anything wrong with it.
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 08:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by IAmZoraK View Post
lol lot's of Transmission users huh. I've been using Azureus for a while and i haven't found anything wrong with it.
...except the fact that it's a memory-hoarding, CPU hungry bandwidth wasting bastard, right?
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Dec 20, 2007, 09:44 PM
 
Azureus is ugly and fat but it's the most advanced and accurate. Transmission is light and pretty but has a tendency to bork ratios.
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 10:22 PM
 
I don't give a **** about accuracy — I just want to use my computer!
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Dec 20, 2007, 10:30 PM
 
Use Transmission, stay away from Xtorrent.
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 06:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Aegis View Post
Azureus is ugly and fat but it's the most advanced and accurate. Transmission is light and pretty but has a tendency to bork ratios.
Is there still a version of Azureus that doesn't default to the OMFG-IT'S-A-MEDIA-DOWNLOAD-CENTER-MAKE-IT-****ING-GO-AWAY interface?

I threw it out after having to manually switch to "expert" mode every single launch.

Switched to Transmission and am very pleased with it.
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 06:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I don't give a **** about accuracy — I just want to use my computer!
Spoken like a true champ. You win in my book, sir.
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Dec 21, 2007, 09:33 AM
 
Is it possible to run both simultaneously?

I like Azureus' ability to DL selectively parts of a torrent and check connections and progress in detail.
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Dec 21, 2007, 11:14 AM
 
Transmission can do all of these things, too.
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 03:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
I threw it out after having to manually switch to "expert" mode every single launch.
Fwiw, there is a preference to always start in Expert mode. Forget what it is called or where it is located, but it is there, so you never need to experience the media hub interface.
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 03:11 PM
 
I love the BitTorrent curses tool in combination with screen. This allows me to download torrents via the command line on a remote machine.
     
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Dec 22, 2007, 07:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I don't give a **** about accuracy — I just want to use my computer!
Easy now. I say it's inaccurate not out of a geeky love of torrent protocol standards, but because it has a history of incorrectly reporting stats and getting people banned on trackers. A number of trackers have it flat out banned as a client because of this (and a few other problems). Some people may care about that.


Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Is there still a version of Azureus that doesn't default to the OMFG-IT'S-A-MEDIA-DOWNLOAD-CENTER-MAKE-IT-****ING-GO-AWAY interface?
Well it does have the silly media interface but it's toned down with a few options if I remember correctly. All I do now is click on the advanced tab and it looks like the Azureus of old. Not that that's any real treat. I'm still waiting for uTorrent.
     
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Dec 23, 2007, 11:46 AM
 
BitTyrant (based on Azureus) is pretty good. Otherwise, Transmission.
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Dec 23, 2007, 02:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sijmen View Post
Azureus.

But since all you guys use Transmission, I'll give it a try.
I too have been using Azureus for a while. Since Windows actually. I have noticed after the upgrade to Leopard I have been getting a lot of kernel panics when I leave it on all night when I am downloading something. Not sure if this has to do anything with the application.
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Transmission and BitRocket.
I started using BitRocket and I like it a lot so far. I haven't heard of Transmission, I might give it a try.
     
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Dec 24, 2007, 03:44 PM
 
What about the original BitTorrent? Anyone has thought on it?
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Originally Posted by seasurfer View Post
What about the original BitTorrent? Anyone has thought on it?

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Dec 27, 2007, 08:06 AM
 
from ex-Azureus user: Transmission!

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Sep 5, 2008, 10:15 PM
 
I've used Transmission ever since Azureus started that media distribution mess. I've never heard of a client for OS 9 or earlier. Is there anyway to download torrents on a pre-OS X Mac other than totally skipping the Mac OS and running some version of Linux on it? I'm interested in knowing even if the solution is convoluted.
     
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Originally Posted by quicksilverG4 View Post
I've used Transmission ever since Azureus started that media distribution mess.
That was what drove me over, as well. I've been a happy camper, though.
     
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Sep 6, 2008, 06:19 AM
 
I am really liking the LH-ABC client… sure you better look for another app icon and set the toolbar to be shown as text only, but besides that… it is really fast.
     
   
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