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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by dapork, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. dapork

    dapork Peasant

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    hey do any of you guys know about torrent clients that work on mac os 10.3? I've always used limewire but suddenly there's a firewall at my college and I wanna try something else. I don't even know how torrents work and some of the ones I find require 10.4. others open up but then I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
     
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    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    I use Azureus, but I'm not sure about whether it will work in 10.3.

    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/index.php
     
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    dapork Peasant

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    I downloaded that but some weird error message popped up at one point. plus it looked like a windows program and that surprised me a bit. I'll try again. today I tried bit torrent on a friend of mine's LAN, but even though the files I found online said something like 2000 peers, it ended up saying 7 days to download. even though for him (on his pc) it's incredibly fast. maybe it's a mac problem?
     
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    BitTorrent is much better than limewire in my opinion, but for it to be efficient you really have to be sure that all the ports that Azureus and other such clients use are completely open. Definitely not a mac vs. pc thing. Make sure you are getting the green smiley faces and don't max out your upload rate or it will utterly gimp your downloads. Its not as ultra-fast as some other P2P protocals but it is becoming the most widely used. Check out thepiratebay for a pretty good torrent list.
     
  5. dapork

    dapork Peasant

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    I dunno, when I was trying to download I didn't have any other programs open. and I wasn't uploading anything that I know of
     

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