Geek Software of the Week: uTorrent
OK, it is really ÂµTorrent, with a little “doohickey” under the “U.” But, I don’t know what it is called. (I am sure someone like darkmoon will tell me!) It stands for “micro,” so you would expect it to be small and quick… and it is!
What is it? It is a BitTorrent client! Previously, I have used Azureus. And, it can be a bit “sluggish!” This one is QUICK! Also, a cool feature, you can control it from over the web! Now, THAT rocks! Check it out! You will like it!
“Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in ÂµTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, ÂµTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 126.96.36.199 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange. ÂµTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources – typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren’t there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 170 KB in size.”