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Doom Marine

Recommend Me a Torrent Client

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Been awhile since I've torrented, looking for a barebone torrent client software with a good reputation (and not packed with malware / toolbars). What's the word nowadays?

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doom2day said:

qBittorent should suffice for all of your linux iso downloading needs.[/url]


+1 for qBittorrent, my preferred client on any OS.

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uTorrent has served me well for years.

If you're a stickler for absolute minimalism in your software, it might not be for you. Latter revisions do come with some superfluous fluff. But all of that can be disabled by clicking a couple of things.

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DoomUK said:

Latter revisions do come with some superfluous fluff. But all of that can be disabled by clicking a couple of things.

Or by getting an older version ;)

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I think utorrent is one of the more popular, but there may be better ones out there. The newer version of it is a little slow on startup because of they need to load all the extra 'Sexy Russian Singles' adds, so yah, an older version would be a bit better.

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I believe 1.7 was the last version before all that junk. It had some pretty nifty features like a scheduler, too.

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i use uTorrent myself, but later versions seems to come bundled with a PUP called Conduit Search. me and my smartass-self got infected with it on two different systems. thankfully, it's not hard to remove at all, but just something to keep in mind if you'd get that one.

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What's wrong with "vanilla" BitTorrent? It hasn't been mentioned. I just use it, had no problems.

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Technician said:

The NSA will be sending a drone to your location shortly.


Backed up by suv full of sharp dressed gentlemans

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Can anyone comment on Vuze? I've used that one for a few years and have had no major complaints.

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TimeOfDeath said:

What non-stealing scenarios do you guys use a torrent client for?

I download ISOs for Linux distros with it.

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Jodwin said:

v2.0.4 utorrent.

Old UTorrent was trusted. The current UTorrent is malware!

I had an old version of UTorrent, and when I logged on a week ago, it pestered me to update. Trusting UTorrent, I setted up automatic recurring updates.

Upon updating, it changed my homepage into some spam Yahoo search engine, and installed "Search Protector" without my permission. At no point during the process was I given a prompt to turn down these things.

My case is identical to this complaint:
http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=141506

I deleted the torrent and program, and ran a full system scan with several recommended anti-malwares and anti-viruses.

Needless to say, fucking UTorrent is off my list.

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Porn is still a commercial product that you're supposed to pay for, so that doesn't really make sense.

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Sorry if this is a bit of a threadjack, but what exactly is the advantage of a torrent download over a regular http download from a sever? I think it's harder to track pirates with torrents, but if your downloading that Linux distro for example, what advantages do a torrent provide?

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http download from a server -> you need a server and a good one, assuming a lot of people will be downloading
torrent -> people download the file from other people all around the world, no need for a server

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GoatLord said:

Porn is still a commercial product that you're supposed to pay for, so that doesn't really make sense.


Paying for Porn doesn't make sense either.

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Clonehunter said:

Paying for Porn doesn't make sense either.


I would argue that paying for porn is actually one of the dumbest thing you can do, since most porn sites are known for pulling of all kinds of bullshit in an attempt to scam money from you. There are cases of people completely replacing their credit cards just to get rid of their porn subscriptions.

If you are going to pay for porn, then buy something you can actually hold in your hands and use real cash. Otherwise avoid.

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Completely true, though I wouldn't buy it either way. There's enough free stuff out there anyways, and if it does run out, one can always develop their art skills to create their own.

And again, best buy from say, indie devs who just want to get their smut out there and sell by the CD through Paypal or something. The only problem with that then is don't let the missus find out.

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