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The original Bittorrent client

Discussion in 'File Sharing' started by bikinicalls, Jun 5, 2008.

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  1. baksteen

    baksteen Member

    what? im sorry you make no sense what so ever, firstly you might want to give it a name, as to which one you are talking about, as there are many bittorrent clients out there. and i think almost every bittorrent client and any other filesharing app downloads files

    so what is this thread about?
  2. rocket357

    rocket357 Member

    I know this is a "sideshow freak" kind of thing, but I prefer a command-line only client (ctorrent). I don't need a silly GUI to download a friggin' torrent...heh.

    That's about the only reason I see, though I'm sure the plethora of clients out there all have their own features/characteristics/requirements/etc...

    The *original* bittorrent client, as the OP posted here:

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  3. carpefile

    carpefile Chronic Established Member

    Not too shabby for a sig spammer. Actual general content banter and all.:icon_salu
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  4. rocket357

    rocket357 Member

    I stick mainly to Gentoo Linux for "easy to use desktop" stuff, and FreeBSD/OpenBSD/Linux From Scratch for "I actually want to learn something new" stuff. It's sad, I know...my wife will be the first to tell you I'm a nerd. She wasn't exactly amused when I came home with 2 40U server racks one day, and I couldn't fit them both in my home office...

    And the prompt doesn't always have to be black background and white letters...heh. This link shows a transparent terminal...(feel free to browse the rest of my collection of screenshots there...heh).


    Edit - found a better image to link...
  5. drtoker

    drtoker Zeropaid VIP Established Member

    There are many reasons to use an alternative client. Ease of use, extra features, memory management, web access, originazation, etc...

    Just like, why would anyone use vista ultimate, when vista business works good enough?
    Features my friend, features.
  6. HelenaP

    HelenaP go luath.. céanna go luat Established Member Contributor

    You are my long lost twin, CF. I have been watching this all day. Finally someone with the cojones to say it.

    I would have, but I'm not feeling well. Thank you my brother. Points are in the mail.
  7. rocket357

    rocket357 Member

    sig spammer? Who's a sig spammer?
  8. Jared Moya

    Jared Moya Chief News Editor Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    I switched over from Azureus (which I swear has faster connection speeds) and all its bells and whistles to uTorrent about a year ago now and I'm never going back.
  9. freeloader105

    freeloader105 Member

    Hey, same here. I used Az until I tried out UT just a single time.. UT uses so little system resources, it's practically invisible. And, at least for me, UT immediately gave faster download speeds.

    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    After reading that post, if I'm not mistaken, I believe soul was referring to the original BT client, not UT.
  11. freeloader105

    freeloader105 Member

    Unless I'm going insane..


    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    I swear if he didn't edit that post, I'm losing it.
  13. freeloader105

    freeloader105 Member

    I think we're all due for the madhouse now lol.
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    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    Gotta stop smokin that $hit.
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  15. Jared Moya

    Jared Moya Chief News Editor Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    No I didnt edit it [EDITED BY SOULXTC]

    I do remember using the OG BT client back in the beginning though (shudders), it was so clunky and visually unappealing (not that it needed to be).

    I also remember pics of Bram too up on the DL site holding his baby and using the guilt trip to ask you for donations.

    And actually what really made me decide to switch is when it went 3.0 and added all that Vuze store BS. It finally dawned on me that I didn't need any funky "3-D view," Soduku, or any other plugin nonsense. A client with a small memory footprint and simple tasking features is all I need.
  16. Signa

    Signa COCK ROCKET!!! Established Member

    you mean that piece of crap that would use all your upload bandwith, killing all your download speeds and would only download one torrent per instance of the program? yeah, i SEE NO REASON WAHT SO EVAR TO USE ANYTHING BUT THE ORIGINAL BIT TORRENT CLIENT.

    To be fair, if you only download a single torrent at a time, aren't interested in seeding, and don't want a clunky UI when one isn't necessary, then I guess it's ok. Even so, I'm pretty sure that UT's memory footprint is less than that of the orginal BT while it does more.

    Bragging that you still use the original BT and saying you can't comprehend why anyone would need anything else is kind of a dick move though.
  17. Mels_Smileys45

    Mels_Smileys45 JabberZombie Established Member

    Dogster - I believe was the first.

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