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µTorrent 1.6 released

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Hmm i dont know how you guys fall for paying for something like uTorrent. The point of acquiring it is so you can go track down things to download for free, so why dont you go searching for a place to download utorrent for free. Like its official main page! Or at least go shopping around for a cheaper price, in which you should stumble on the official utorrent page. Anyway mistakes happen. Just a shame there is scum out there encouraging mistakes.

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Notice how they use 1.4 which was before ludde added a dialog that said it was freeware and if you paid for it you had been scammed.

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users may not notice that it's freeware if they provide it with an installer (with settings.dat).. it will not display the message then.. and the users may never open the about window..

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if they provide it with a settings.file it may appear as it's the second run.. so that wont work too.. that's how it works now..

uT checks whether it's the first time or not and displays a message if it is the first time..

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The problem with these guys is that they were advertizing a site where you could join a club that allows the "LEGAL" watching of movies online. After you pay the 1 year membership they send you a password to their site and you are allowed to download "their exclusive software". Of course it isn't until you download and install the software that you discover it is Utorrent and you are now on your own. If I had thought that it was a torrent program I surely would not have paid them for it, I would much rather donate to the developer of the program.

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Using regular text, pop-up dialogue boxes, etc within the program to inform the user that the software is free might not do the trick. They can easily hack that.

Thanks for uTorrent, guys. Great job.

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I like what Teknoguy has said about paying the developer of the program, the only thing which I'm waiting for is when he ports utorrent to GNU/Linux mostly debian then I can use GNU full-time. This is the only torrenting app. which I use exclusively :)

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jivan, try:

apt-get install wine

and then in utorrent dir

wine utorrent.exe

µtorrent has worked in linux for a long time, just a few minor quirks which you won't notice in daily use :-)

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kruppa_

I know about wine but would be waiting when there is a native port. Something like

apt-get install utorrent either in debian or some other repositery :)

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From whatever I've known the releases are 2 months or little more between releases or this is the way it seems. If somebody knows better please correct me.

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If the last three posts are regarding µTorrent... Two months, three months, whatever number of months, it doesn't make any difference. The reason no release dates are announced is because people have these expectations for a grand release on a specific date, and then it turns out the release isn't so grand when ludde has to run against the clock to make a half-baked release full of critical bugs. Trying to figure out a pattern in a nonexistent "release cycle" is even worse, as it creates false illusions and expectations of when a new version should/will be released.

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How can I force µTorrent not to take swap file? I mean, I want µTorrent to use 128 MB of RAM and use a few MB of swap. Is it possible? Also, I see ~4000 writes to cache and about 100 to disk. Can I improve this?

Thank you in advance!

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~4000 writes to cache per 100 writes to disk is pretty good!

It means you're using ram cache 2-10 times more often than disk.

(Note: cache stores 16kb pieces, writes to disk are typically 128kb chunks.)

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