Difference between revisions of "UTorrent"
Latest revision as of 09:09, 23 October 2020
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.
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.
This is the last decent version before the developer started bundling in so much adware and eliminating free features that it became garbage.