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    XTorrent.....ugh.....
    So it's not in Beta anymore, and it looks like I have to pay or it will limit my bandwidth to 10kb/s. Are there any freeware torrent programs out there that work nicely?

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    Azureus works ok. At least for my needs.

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    Bits on Wheels kicks major butt. The 3D swarm view is cool, too.
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    Transmission. Nice and light, does the job.

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    I second the Transmission recommendation.

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    Just started using transmission last night. It's got a small footprint and does the job without a bunch of frills. I definently recommend it as a no nonsense torrent program.
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    Downloaded transmission and it does look pretty stripped down and utilitarian, just the way I like it.

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    I would highly recommend searching. There have been numerous discussions on Torrent programs and you'll find them helpful.
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    I'm using azureus but thinking of swapping since it's a resource hog, how does transmission stand on that front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    I would highly recommend searching. There have been numerous discussions on Torrent programs and you'll find them helpful.
    I tried but all I could find were the really old threads that pointed me toward xtorrent in the first place.

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    With transmission running on my machine its only using 2.2% of CPU and 13MB of memory on My 2.0Ghz Core Duo MacBook w/ 2 gigs of ram

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    I've used Azerus, BitTyrant (a supposedly speeded up version of Azerus) and Transmission so far. I find Transmission to be the best. Very light on options but aslong as it downloads thats all I care about. It also shows your d/l rate on the dock which is quite handy.
    Also there is a Mac version of BitTorrent which is free.

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