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MicroTorrent September 18th, 2005

Posted by alsotop in Bittorrent, Software.

Through Keith Devens’ weblog, I’ve come across µTorrent which promises to be a feature-rich bittorrent client with a low memory footsprint and little CPU usage. I’ve been using Azurueus for some time now, and I’ve tried many others, but none of them compare. But Azureus’ memory usage, thanks to the fact it was written in Java is sometimes a problem for me (unlike µTorrent, which was written in C++). However, this one looks like it may have all I want: simultaneous downloads, multiple file priorities and, from the “micro” screenshot, it looks like a pretty good interface, on par with Azurues too.

On the otherhand, it’s still pretty new, and bugs are to be expected of software which hasn’t had much user testing yet. Still, having said that I will at least try it out, and see whether it can become a replacement of Azureus for me.

Update: (24th Sep) Development appears to be coming on very nicely with µTorrent, who have now released Version 1.1 after two beta releases, and the development release for 1.1.1 is already available. It appears this might be a great application after all, which is getting a lot of press lately, thanks to its small size which makes it perfect for placing it on USB pen drives.