1. Post #41
    RautaPalli's Avatar
    June 2007
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    There is a paid version of µTorrent now. It has been going downhill for a while now anyway, it's not even that light anymore, it's getting bloated with useless shit like apps. Who the hell wants apps in their torrent client?
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  2. Post #42
    That Dog
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    March 2009
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    Hardly bloated if it's all optional, and still under 800kb fresh.
    The paid version only offers more remote options anyways.

  3. Post #43
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    November 2005
    1,126 Posts
    Bittorent and uTorrent are different though...

    Bittorrent and the MPAA joined forces, not uTorrent and the MPAA. Correct me if I'm wrong...


    I stand corrected. Live and learn.

  4. Post #44
    That Dog
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    March 2009
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    They're owned by the same people, and are (basically, very minor differences), the same program.
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  5. Post #45
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    August 2009
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    There is a paid version of µTorrent now. It has been going downhill for a while now anyway, it's not even that light anymore, it's getting bloated with useless shit like apps. Who the hell wants apps in their torrent client?
    It's still the lightest yet feature packed client out there.
    Though it went downhill with the versions after 2.0.4
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  6. Post #46
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    It's still the lightest yet feature packed client out there.
    Though it went downhill with the versions after 2.0.4
    To be honest, 'Apps' aren't features per my definition of a bittorrent client. They're bloat. Massive bloat.

  7. Post #47
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    August 2009
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    To be honest, 'Apps' aren't features per my definition of a bittorrent client. They're bloat. Massive bloat.
    Never said they weren't, just that much of the competition to uTorrent either lacks useful features or are even more bloated.

  8. Post #48
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    9,686 Posts
    To be honest, 'Apps' aren't features per my definition of a bittorrent client. They're bloat. Massive bloat.
    I'm not sure if optional additions to something means that the the program is bloated though.

  9. Post #49
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    August 2011
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    OPERA
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  10. Post #50
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    I'm not sure if optional additions to something means that the the program is bloated though.
    The possibility of Apps are not optional.

  11. Post #51
    That Dog
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    March 2009
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    The possibility of apps do not add anything to the client itself, it's entirely up to you to install them.

  12. Post #52
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    The possibility of apps do not add anything to the client itself, it's entirely up to you to install them.
    I'm a gentoo user, take it lightly.

  13. Post #53
    BlankSlate's Avatar
    February 2012
    1,191 Posts
    Well shit. Could that affect my ability to download Linux distros?

    Edited:

    And/or is the MPAA making any money off of uTorrent? Because if they are I might consider using a different client.
    It just means Copyrighted content will be removed from the UTorrent official search bar, which no one ever used.

  14. Post #54
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    December 2006
    1,075 Posts
    I would not call µTorrent bloated.



    Go to functions and disable whatever you don't want to look at.
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  15. Post #55
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    October 2008
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    The possibility of Apps are not optional.
    So am I, but at least I understand that one header file for apps in a torrent client isn't going to make a damn difference unless you're running on a Commodore 64.

  16. Post #56
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    So am I, but at least I understand that one header file for apps in a torrent client isn't going to make a damn difference unless you're running on a Commodore 64.
    BitTorrent and µTorrent both use up almost 100 megs of RAM when I'm using them. Regardless of it being the Apps or not, that's just wrong for a BitTorrent client. The only other application, except for games, that uses that much, is my web browser when I have a lot of tabs open on YouTube.

  17. Post #57
    That Dog
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    March 2009
    15,674 Posts
    You must be doing something wrong then.

    Less memory than windows explorer itself, and that's with a load of 'Linux Distros' going at the moment.
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  18. Post #58
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    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    18,171 Posts
    Hardly bloated if it's all optional, and still under 800kb fresh.
    ... what
    Even Windows Calculator uses 6mb, you can't fit a fully-features torrent client in 800kb, you'd have to be Stallman and then write it in ASM to get it even close.

  19. Post #59
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    ... what
    Even Windows Calculator uses 6mb, you can't fit a fully-features torrent client in 800kb, you'd have to be Stallman and then write it in ASM to get it even close.
    rtorrent uses less than 1MB in Linux, but that's without a GUI as well.

  20. Post #60
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    I have to admit, I've never looked at rtorrent's RAM usage while it was running, mostly because I haven't used it in years.

    Does it have magnet, DHT and PXE support?

  21. Post #61
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    I have to admit, I've never looked at rtorrent's RAM usage while it was running, mostly because I haven't used it in years.

    Does it have magnet, DHT and PXE support?
    You'll have to elaborate on the PXE, because the only thing I recall when seing that is the hardware thing called "Preboot Execution Environment".
    But it does support DHT and magnet links. At least, the latest version does.

  22. Post #62
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    August 2009
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    You'll have to elaborate on the PXE, because the only thing I recall when seing that is the hardware thing called "Preboot Execution Environment".
    But it does support DHT and magnet links. At least, the latest version does.
    He probably meant PEX
    PEX is a acronym for Peer EXchange.
    Basically a protocol that makes torrents less dependent on trackers.

  23. Post #63
    That Dog
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    March 2009
    15,674 Posts
    ... what
    Even Windows Calculator uses 6mb, you can't fit a fully-features torrent client in 800kb, you'd have to be Stallman and then write it in ASM to get it even close.

    holla.

    Edited:

    It's compressed and also uses some libraries, but on runtime it gets unpacked, that's how it manages such a small filesize.
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  24. Post #64
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    18,171 Posts

    holla.

    Edited:

    It's compressed and also uses some libraries, but on runtime it gets unpacked, that's how it manages such a small filesize.
    Bloated doesn't mean filesize, it means it uses way more RAM than it needs to use.

    1980 called, they want their 8mb hard drive back.
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  25. Post #65
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    December 2006
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    Bloated doesn't mean filesize, it means it uses way more RAM than it needs to use.

    1980 called, they want their 8mb hard drive back.
    It's not like it only means "using more than than it needs to use".
    In my opinion it's more about unused, unuseful features and annoying/bloated interface.

  26. Post #66
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    18,171 Posts
    Hey guys, I made a torrent client.

    Oh and it's also a document editing suite, a web browser, an IM client, an IDE and an operating system.

  27. Post #67
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    October 2007
    24,122 Posts
    But does it float?

  28. Post #68
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    August 2009
    5,294 Posts
    Hey guys, I made a torrent client.

    Oh and it's also a document editing suite, a web browser, an IM client, an IDE and an operating system.
    If it's not a SparkBrowser OS I don't care.
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  29. Post #69
    Project Lead, Internet Explorer for Linux
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    October 2008
    16,078 Posts
    Hey guys, I made a torrent client.

    Oh and it's also a document editing suite, a web browser, an IM client, an IDE and an operating system.
    But will it blend?

  30. Post #70
    BlankSlate's Avatar
    February 2012
    1,191 Posts
    Hey guys, I made a torrent client.

    Oh and it's also a document editing suite, a web browser, an IM client, an IDE and an operating system.
    Nice job nikomo

    Now go choke on a dick
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