Despite the paranoid delusions of people who think that uTorrent is now a tool of the MPAA, it remains one of the most popular bittorrent clients for Windows (and soon Mac).

v1.7 was just released, boasting some new features and improvements, including a bug which limited downloads on large torrents. A full changelog is here, broken down by build.

Until RC6, the new uTorrent sported a Vista-compatible icon, but which was taken out because people are great big whiners, apparently, and didn’t like the extra 30Kb of extra executable size. Also, apparently, they couldn’t figure out how to make an icon which included versions for all operating systems.

Maybe next time.

Grab the new executable (218K) here. If history is any indication, an installer will be available once the initial rush for updates has died down.

μTorrent 1.7 had a severe bug that caused incorrect data to be reported to trackers. Please upgrade to 1.7.2

§1870 · July 13, 2007 · Tags: , , , ·

3 Comments to “μTorrent 1.7”

  1. bob says:

    1.7.1 is beyond broken. If you run it for more than 5 minutes it locks up completely requiring it to be killed through task manager (or proc. explorer). And that’s not the best part, when you do kill the process it doesn’t die right away, it takes a while and sometimes multiple kill process commands before it finally goes away. And closing the application (when it works, i.e. before it locks up), is broken too. It too requires the process to be killed. At one point process manager/proc. explorer wouldn’t even kill the process and had to reboot.

    Avoid this version like it’s diseased, it’s horrible.

  2. Ben says:

    I have yet to experience any problems with it. But I’ve no doubt that the quality of the program has gone downhill since Bittorrent, Inc. took over the source from Ludde.

    Does 1.7.2 fix your issue?

  3. S4R says:

    I haven’t had any problems.

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