utorrent is definitely muuuch faster than any other p2p i''ve used so far... but yes, their website is really uptight regarding the legal bullshit. NO we are NOT open source, it says in the FAQ, and we never WILL be. well jesus someone was just curious. and dont even post anything on the messageboard about thinking about illegally downloading copyrighted material! its fishy.
Author: weezie on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
My opinion is that utorrent is a great program, i dont know what jmac is bitching about. He's probably a leaf fan anyways, bad judgement Bigmac...
Author: Brett on Tuesday, January 22, 2008
uTorrent is NO longer recommended - use at own risk
Definitely stinks, uTorrent, AKA BitTorrent, Inc., AKA Paramount, 20th Century Fox, MTV, and Warner Brothers is dead. And, I just started p2p sharing a couple of days ago.
Which p2p software was the first one I unknowingly stumbled across and began foolishly using? You guessed it, the well advertised uTorrent. I actually thought I was using a hip program!
Then, after a few days, I began discovering the truth when stumbling across things like the post below - I spent hours reading though. There are probably tens of thousands of new uTorrent users every day like me, but that don't spend a few hours reading.
How more obvious can you get? No proof of monitoring is needed.
uTorrent should no longer be recommended for file sharing. In fact, it should be avoided at all costs. Only those that have a bias interest in it will say otherwise.
"The fact is... utorrent was bought out by anti-p2p interests after version 1.6.1 came out. Everything after that is highly suspect. There's not a chance in hell that an anti-p2p entity is going to buy out a client and NOT eventually incorporate some form of DRM into it. To think otherwise would be incredibly naive.
A lot of people recommend sticking to 1.6.1, but I'm not even sure that's a good idea. What would stop utorrents owners from swapping out the version of 1.6.1 on their site with a spyware version? If you own 1.6.1 from before the takeover, sure, or if you can get it from a reliable source, fine, but I wouldn't download anything from utorrent.com. Not at this point.
I love 1.6.1 and never want to let it go, but the cold hard reality is that it's days are numbered. The moment anti-p2p interests got their grubby little hands on it, utorrent's fate was sealed.
Btw, I'm seeing a lot of people using 1.7x in private trackers. This is of tremendous concern to me. You can make it as hard as you want for members to join, but if you've got existing members using a client that's reporting outside the tracker... your members are screwed."
Author: Jmac on Thursday, September 20, 2007