utorrent and Azureus are both good but it comes down to preference or os. For instance utorrent is only for windows and is closed source. This makes it fast because well.. its optimized for one os.
Azureus on the other hand utilizes the power of java, while it will run slower and take more resources it will run on anything that can handle java. (mac, pc, linux, bsd)
I myself have never used utorrent for more than a few moments on someone else's computer so i cannot really comment on it. I have how ever used Az' on and off since before utorrent was even in existence. I like the interface and the plugins allow for some cool stuff.
Transmission is one of the least standard compliant clients out there. It is banned by many prominent trackers because of the way it repeatedly “hammers” them (ie. doesn’t obey announce intervals). It also lacks in proper stats recording.Quote:
I use transmission for downloading torrents - it's reliable and works for both macs and pcs, and doesn't bug up your machine with any unnecessary junk.
For me, I used to use Azureus, but now I switched to utorrent. In terms of the difference between the two, ^Woofcat^ up there explained it pretty well. If you want your torrent program to have fancy interfaces and plugins, go with Azureus; If you just want the program so you can download your torrent files, just use utorrent.
I use bit comet, so far nothing is an issue with the application. I tried using Azureus and all my downloads became slower.
BitComet » If you like it and find a version that works for you, don't change it. Bitcomet is constanly in development, in my opinion is the most active development for any torrent client. This is because when they fix one bug, they create 10 new ones. It has a built in browser and a built in player, I hate that because I believe that all is needed is the client for downloads.
BitSpirit » Is good, but tends to mess with disk space, sometimes you find a file of 1gb and it ends writing two, not sure if this bug have been fixed.
G3 Torrent » Not bad, the only thing dislike about this one is the interface and is outdated (last development 2005).
Azureus » is an excellent bittorrent client, fast downloads and very stable. I dislike the following:
uTorrent » When my friends ask me about Azureus I always say: Azureus is excellent but uTorrent is better. Is light take just about 214kbps these days, is fast as azureus or even faster, with this I mean that it makes a better use of our bandwith (Down/Up) speed.
- It requires java. Java have takes between 100 to 166mb of your HDD and thus take more memory too, because you'll be running the client and java.
- Its becoming more like torrent client and a youtube wanna be syste (I hate Azureus Vuze).
i use utorrent because i never heard of azureus until i viewed ppl who are downloading the same things using azureus, and i was lazy as well...
I'm using Azureus and it's going well here in my pc. ^_^ fast and no problem at all. I even put a password for it so my brother can't download and touch anything what I download in my azureus. heheh :D But the Azureus I'm using isn't the latest, it's the old one, I hate the lates one coz it's slower than the old one.