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    Torrents ??
    I started to use tomato, and i was wondering is there any better torrent software out there for the macs ?

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    I know a lot of people like to use Azureus http://azureus.sourceforge.net/howto_osx.php

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    Personally I don't see why people need anything more than Bit Torrent, Azureus is a memory hog on PC and I doubt it's any less on Mac.


    http://www.bittorrent.com/download.myt


    Bit Tornado uses just a little bit less memory, but in a thread on another forum we compared the three. Azureus, on a PC, used 30Kb of memory while Bit Tornado and Bit Torrent clocked in at 3Kb~. That's right, Azureus used atleast 10x more memory!


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    Just for referance that was with no torrents running and each min to the quick launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Left Face Down
    Personally I don't see why people need anything more than Bit Torrent, Azureus is a memory hog on PC and I doubt it's any less on Mac.


    http://www.bittorrent.com/download.myt


    Bit Tornado uses just a little bit less memory, but in a thread on another forum we compared the three. Azureus, on a PC, used 30Kb of memory while Bit Tornado and Bit Torrent clocked in at 3Kb~. That's right, Azureus used atleast 10x more memory!


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    Just for referance that was with no torrents running and each min to the quick launch.
    I was gonna mention bit tornado as well, as that is what I have always used on my PC but was not sure if it was available for Mac.

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    I use azeurus and I like it a lot.

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    I use Bit Torrent. It works like a champ on my PowerBook G4. I haven't tried it on my iMac yet.

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    Ive been forced to switch to azereus as Bits on Wheels, transmission, tomato, bit tornado, and bit torrent have all been banned by my private tracker (invites PM me) because they dont report correctly to the tracker or because they download bad data.

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    Azureus is the only client for me that can find a way through my firewall maze.


    p.s. I'm not a pirate!!

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    i tryed bit torrent last nite, but neither of the two items i had selected even started to download. when i was using Tomato, at least most of the files started to download. could it be any firewall problems ?? im a home user, im not running any extra/external firewall or anti-virus software

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    I've always had problems with any BT client unless the torrent I got was from a good site. I've never been able to get torrents from the usual torrent sites, like "thepiratebay.org" and such to work personally.


    However, on that note. Bit Torrent has always been good to me. Bit Tornado I tried once, cause originally every one told me to get Azureus (I did) and it locked up my computer practicly. My computers have something against Azureus, as both my older desktop and my former laptop hated it. It'd lock up my old desktop and lag the living **** out of my laptop so bad I couldn't even exit the darned thing and that's with just opening the program.


    I never could get Bit Tornado to connect for me. Others loved it... with Bit Torrent it should tell you if it's experiencing troubles due to firewalls, but it'll only say it if it is downloading something. In the upper right hand corner it has the bars. If it only gets to the second bar if you hover over it than it'll usually say "Firewall/NAT'ed" or something along those lines. Of course one bar is just "connecting".

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    I've been using Tomato Torrent quite successfully. Simple and gets the job done.

    http://sarwat.net/bittorrent/

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    I use Transmission because it's the fastest torrent client i've used yet, it works well under Rosetta (one of the few apps that does) or it's native under Intel, can't remember off hand, and it can run more than one client at a time. Either way, it works and it's fast.
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    I totally don't get torrents. I think I'm retarded. So, you DL a program like Azereus, then what? I'm so used to programs like Napster that just give you stuff. Could someone explain to me in very simple language what to do next?

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    Download the torrent, and it should either be on your desktop as a .torrent file, or wherever you saved it to. Then, drag the file and drop it into the client, it'll download.

    Torrents take forever, though.
    the back of our computer looks better than the front of theirs


    Quote Originally Posted by Super_boy22
    i can store many dvds on 1 floppy so it's essential to me

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