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[[Image:uTorrent - W32 - Screenshot - v2.2.1.png|thumb|256x256px|An older version of μTorrent.]]
 
[[Image:uTorrent - W32 - Screenshot - v2.2.1.png|thumb|256x256px|An older version of μTorrent.]]
  
'''μTorrent''', often stylized as '''uTorrent''' and read as either "You Torrent," "Myu Torrent," or "Micro Torrent," is a [[adware]] torrent client for [[Windows]] originally developed by Ludvig Strigeus in [[C++]]. The program was later sold to [[BitTorrent]], Inc. The program began as a light-weight torrent client, but the developer wanted to monetize it more, so a lot of obnoxious and potentially harmful adware was added and features were eliminated and moved to the pay-version.
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'''μTorrent''', often stylized as '''uTorrent''' and read as either "You Torrent," "Myu Torrent," or "Micro Torrent," is a [[adware]] [[BitTorrent]] client for [[Windows]] originally developed by Ludvig Strigeus in [[C++]]. The program was later sold to the company BitTorrent, but became the property of the TRON Foundation when they bought BitTorrent. The program began as a light-weight torrent client, but the developer wanted to monetize it more, so a lot of obnoxious and potentially harmful adware was added and free features were moved to the pay-version.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
I still use an old version of μTorrent as my primary torrent client. I prefer its lightweight footprint and simple interface over any of the more CPU-intensive feature-rich clients.
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For a long time, I used an out-dated version of μTorrent as my primary torrent client to avoid the terrible ads and bloat of the latest versions. I preferred the light footprint and simple interface over any of the more CPU-intensive feature-rich clients. However, I then saw a replacement called [[qBittorrent]], which I now use instead.
  
 
==Download==
 
==Download==

Latest revision as of 09:09, 23 October 2020

An older version of μTorrent.

μTorrent, often stylized as uTorrent and read as either "You Torrent," "Myu Torrent," or "Micro Torrent," is a adware BitTorrent client for Windows originally developed by Ludvig Strigeus in C++. The program was later sold to the company BitTorrent, but became the property of the TRON Foundation when they bought BitTorrent. The program began as a light-weight torrent client, but the developer wanted to monetize it more, so a lot of obnoxious and potentially harmful adware was added and free features were moved to the pay-version.

Personal

For a long time, I used an out-dated version of μTorrent as my primary torrent client to avoid the terrible ads and bloat of the latest versions. I preferred the light footprint and simple interface over any of the more CPU-intensive feature-rich clients. However, I then saw a replacement called qBittorrent, which I now use instead.

Download

This is the last decent version before the developer started bundling in so much adware and eliminating free features that it became garbage.

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