I discovered μTorrent today. I’ve been using Azureus because it has the largest support community and it’s open source, but I hate Java and its heavy resource usage (100-120MB on average for me). I’m always on the lookout for a better client.

I found it in μTorrent. It’s a minimalist program, combining UI elements of G3/Rufus, Azureus, and ABC, but it’s coded completely in C/C++. It’s not open-source, but it is freeware.

But the best thing is how lightweight the client is. I’m running three torrents right now, two under 100MB and one at about 350MB, and my total memory usage is 2.2MB. Yes, you read that right. And it’s goddamn fantastic. I’m so happy I could splooge.

Give it a try. It’s a standalone executable, but if you want an installer, a forum member has made one for the latest version (1.1.3) here.

§782 · October 3, 2005 · Tags: , ·

3 Comments to “μTorrent”

  1. ffanatic says:

    Thanks for this post. I used uTorrent last night, to get the OGG version of the new Harvey Danger album that you posted (and thanks for that too), and I really liked it. Kudos unto you, I say.

  2. S4R says:

    Awesome! Goodbye, ABC.

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