µTorrent 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha

µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange. µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.

Features:

  • Multiple simultaneous downloads
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Global and per-torrent speed limiting
  • Quick-resumes interrupted transfers
  • RSS Downloader
  • Trackerless support (Mainline DHT)
What's New:
  • Feature: Users can now be more precise in the log options they want to display
  • Change: When moving .torrent files to the completed torrent folder, uTorrent now will replace existing torrent files with the same name in the folder and create folders up to the completed folder if necessary (same behavior as when moving to the original torrent storage folder)
  • Change: When enabling teredo at installation, hide the background netsh process window
  • Fix: Speed graph dotted lines on Win9x
  • Fix: Speed graph left legend alignment on Win9x
  • Fix: Handling of relative paths when moving torrent file to completed folder
  • Fix: persist current initial-seed piece in settings
This is ALPHA software!, please use caution when installing it on your system
Download: µTorrent 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
View: Detailed Change log
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Did they finally remove the nagging 'your using nvidia network manager bla bla bla' message at launch? Or at least add a 'don't show this again' option?

awesome... I have build 7041 installed, skipped the last one because they had a warning about using it on private trackers.... but im already running an alpha version, and haven't had any problems with my private trackers, so it should be safe to install this version as well... I think utorrent is the best torrent program out there.

SirEvan said,
awesome... I have build 7041 installed, skipped the last one because they had a warning about using it on private trackers.... but im already running an alpha version, and haven't had any problems with my private trackers, so it should be safe to install this version as well... I think utorrent is the best torrent program out there.


+1

Call me when beta starts...Alpha is not interesting for the general audience and usually puts off more people than alpha releases gain.


"Alpha is not interesting for the general audience", meaning, it's not interesting to YOU. Who are you to say what's "interesting"? µTorrent is the most popular Bit Torrent client, so, it would be interesting to a lot of people *myself included*.

This story is on Neowin, I wouldn't exactly call this site's readers the "general audience". It isn't like this story is on cnn.com or msn.com and Aunt Sally or my mother would read it. (my mother) "Oh my gosh, I installed this µTorrent software and it hosed up my computer, please fix it." You're insulting our intelligence to suggest that simply displaying alpha software on Neowin will make people download and install it. It's alpha; if you don't know the risks involved, then you deserve everything that should happen to your computer.

Do you feel the need to have your hand held regarding what software to install and avoid installing on your computer? "I saw it on Neowin, so I downloaded it and installed it. Now, I don't know why my private torrent site is blocking me." *sigh*

Bottom line: alpha software isn't for the average computer user but some people would like to at least know a new version of is on its way.

ozzy76 said,
<rant>
"Alpha is not interesting for the general audience", meaning, it's not interesting to YOU. Who are you to say what's "interesting"? µTorrent is the most popular Bit Torrent client, so, it would be interesting to a lot of people *myself included*.

This story is on Neowin, I wouldn't exactly call this site's readers the "general audience". It isn't like this story is on cnn.com or msn.com and Aunt Sally or my mother would read it. <phone rings> (my mother) "Oh my gosh, I installed this µTorrent software and it hosed up my computer, please fix it." You're insulting our intelligence to suggest that simply displaying alpha software on Neowin will make people download and install it. It's alpha; if you don't know the risks involved, then you deserve everything that should happen to your computer.

Do you feel the need to have your hand held regarding what software to install and avoid installing on your computer? "I saw it on Neowin, so I downloaded it and installed it. Now, I don't know why my private torrent site is blocking me." *sigh*

Bottom line: alpha software isn't for the average computer user but some people would like to at least know a new version of <insert title> is on its way.
</rant>

+1

Your bottomline, that's exactly what I'm saying.

FLAME back:
I think it's a pretty arrogant attitude you display. I sincerely hope you don't perform any work that concerns the general (EDIT: any) public. And if you're in IT (such as I), you still need some courses to loose your tunnelvision.