uTorrent Acquired

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Posted on December 09, 2006 10:43 AM in Computers
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I read via ExtremeTech this morning that uTorrent has been acquired by BitTorrent.

If you've followed my blog for any considerable length of time, you might remember that I've ranted and raved about uTorrent here before. I've always been impressed by the lack-of-bloat and ease-of-use that uTorrent brings to the table. The best part is, it just works.

My fear, after reading that uTorrent's design and UI "will be incorporated into the BitTorrent official client," is that I will, someday soon, have to make the switch to that client. However, I do see that there are plans to integrate BitTorrent features into uTorrent "in a manner that will remain seamless to the community of users." Hopefully that means I can keep on using the uTorrent client I know and love and that the acquisition will remain as transparent as possible.


Ian Clifton on December 10, 2006 at 7:00 PM:

uTorrent is great. It's far smaller and more efficient than any other torrent program I've used. It even has tetris built in (press T on the about screen). I'll definitely be keeping my version of uTorrent unless I hear good things about the likely changes.


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