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Re: .torrent clients sugestions



On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 18:14 -0700, Nathaniel Homier wrote:
> Hi, I used to use Azureus on Windows and liked it allot.  Of course I 
> use Debian now and would like to set up a .torrent client.  However I no 
> longer have any desire to use Java hence Azureus is out of the question. 
>   Does anybody know of an replacement that is as good as Azureus.  I 
> have some tv shows that start their season soon so I would like 
> suggestions on a client.

Honestly, if you're looking for a program with the functionality of
Azureus, you won't find it. There are some good 'simple' bit torrent
clients out there (bittornado) but Azureus has, by far, the most
functionality of any client I've used.

If you don't want to use Java in linux because of the hassle of setting
it up, it's gotten MUCH easier over the last couple of years.

If you're avoiding Java because it's not free, then I fully understand
and support your decision. Just be aware that one of the consequences is
giving up great apps like Azureus.

(Though there is some hope. Azureus uses SWT for the GUI which does NOT
require a Sun JVM. However, I believe that some of the other internal
code DOES require a Sun JVM. But at some point in the, hopefully, not
too distant future, someone may make a fully-free implementation of
Azureus that will work with one/all of the FOSS Java alternatives.)

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