ΜTorrent Releases Long-Awaited Mac Version
Until today, uTorrent - the client of choice for most BitTorrent users - was only available on Windows PCs.
Now, after years of waiting, Mac users finally have the chance to try uTorrent, to see for themselves how it fares against the competition.
uTorrent for Windows saw its first public release in September 2005, and soon became the most widely used BitTorrent application.
In 2006, uTorrent was acquired by BitTorrent Inc., who continued to develop the application, and promised a Mac version.
The uTorrent for Mac projects started roughly two years ago. Initially it was based on libtorrent, but last year the development team decided to make the client a port of its Windows counterpart.
A few months ago, an early Alpha release of the Mac version had leaked to the public, the official release, however, has some significant improvements and is much more mature.
The Mac release only runs on Leopard/Intel Macs at the moment, and is still in Beta.
Simon Morris, BitTorrents VP of Product Management told TorrentFreak that they are working on getting the bugs in PowerPC fixed as well as back-porting to Tiger.
Were obviously really psyched that we finally got this beta out there. This is indeed a port of the Utorrent source on top of OSX, Simon said.
On Windows, uTorrent is by far the best Bittorrent client out there on a power:performance basis.
Following on from uTorrents roots, we have continued to focus on only features that users really want, and we have avoided bloating up on lots of clutter.
Were now looking forward to bringing that specialness to the world of Mac-lovers, Simon added.
uTorrent for Mac can be downloaded over here. Since it is still in Beta, the uTorrent team encourages early adopters to post bugs and annoyances in the uTorrent forums.
I've been using this since I received email notification from the µTorrent Mac development team letting me know the first beta is available, don't tell mgr. :angel:
It's available for all to download.
The goal of the µTorrent Mac development team is to bring the Mac version inline with the Windows version feature wise, as well as add some additional Mac specific features, from what I read while browsing the µTorrent Mac forums. So far, it's already been through 3 updates. ;D Initially µTorrent Mac was based on libtorrent, but the development team decided to make the client a port of the Windows version.
It currently lacks many of the features that the Windows version has at this time, most of the columns work and a few are non-functional, and the GUI sure is purdy and all Maccy-like.
The Mac version works quite well, especially for first betas.
I can't wait until the next update is released, they've done a fantastic job thus far :)…
…first beta is available, don't tell mgr. :angel:
Also, clients in alpha or beta version should be avoided.
As usual in Beta tests: do them at your own risk!
Programming errors or so not only can occur - they definitely will occur (from a 30 years' retrospective)!!!
So dont complain with us if there shows a bug which will damage your ratio - We (our staff) can't (and won't) support Beta issues. At last: the FAQ tells says should and not must. Beta versions are not forbidden or banned from the tracke. As said above: at your own risk without any help from our staff though (but µTorrent has a good support forum :) )
I was assuming, those who do know they are using Beta version. :)
Who cares, utorrent became kind of software pc users aren't proud of anymore, doubt anyone is still asking for it. Mac users already have transmitting which is great.
Why did you zombie a 6 year old thread?