uTorrent Editor's Review
uTorrent is a lightweight but fully featured BitTorrent client. The publisher clearly states that the program is designed to use as little resources as possible, while at the same time offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients. This goal is very well accomplished.
Installing the application is as simple as counting to one. A single-step setup allows you to create a desktop icon and a Start menu entry for the program. Once you start it, the program checks for updates and if there are any, it asks you to update. Next, you should configure the application's Internet settings. Probably you won't need to change anything, due to the fact that the program supports UPnP port mapping. Another thing that I usually do when I install the program is associate it with the .torrent filetype. You can do the association anytime from the 'Preferences' dialog, by selecting "General".
A great thing about uTorrent is the fact that it allows you to schedule when you want to download files. This feature also enables you to adjust the bandwidth depending on the time of day. Several advanced options are provided through the Preferences dialog. Resources are available online for learning how to configure these settings. However, I didn't find it necessary to tweak any of them, because uTorrent works great on my computer.
Pluses: You can use the "Speed Guide" feature to find out whether your connection settings are properly configured and to find out your connection speed. uTorrent also supports downloading and sorting RSS Feeds from websites that offer torrent downloads.
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In conclusion: uTorrent is my favorite BitTorrent client.
version reviewed: 1.7.5
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