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Vuze now portable, for a price

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 May 2009 1:03 User comments (7)

Vuze now portable, for a price Vuze, the popular Java-based BitTorrent client formerly known as Azureus has now released a portable version, but for a price, $9.99 USD to be exact.
The version can be carried around on a flash drive or external HDD and the decision to sell the version was based a recent survey of Vuze users that showed 72 percent of users own a portable drive.

Because most people do not have Java installed on their portable drives, Vuze To Go has its own virtual operating system in conjunction with the ‘virtualization’ technology company Ceedo.

Chris Thun, Director of Marketing for Vuze added that the price tag was unavoidable thanks to their deal with Ceedo.

“We’ve invested in creating a portable solution that has an entirely different ease-of-use relative to any other solution in the market. We believe that if we’re solving a real problem in an elegant way, our users will be willing to pay for it.”


“The Vuze application bundled into Vuze To Go is still open source. However, the Ceedo virtualization package is not open source,”
Thun concluded.

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7 user comments

111.5.2009 1:24

Or, for a free and superior product, use utorrent on a thumb drive:\

211.5.2009 1:36

Originally posted by Amak:
Or, for a free and superior product, use utorrent on a thumb drive:\
QFT

311.5.2009 2:51

Vuze has been going downhill ever since it started to be "Vuze" and stopped being Azureus, IMO.

411.5.2009 23:10

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Vuze has been going downhill ever since it started to be "Vuze" and stopped being Azureus, IMO.
Agreed, but Vuze in Advanced Mode isn't bad. It's the same as it used to be, pretty much.

Anyway, what is the benefit of this new portable edition? I don't get it. Is the purpose so I can boot to my flash drive into some obscure OS and run Vuze so I can share files from someone else's machine? I'm sure I'm missing something here. Or are they saying it works on portable devices, like cell phones?

512.5.2009 10:50

HAHAHA what they are say is " We here at Vuze are idiots and since Azureus was once a great product we go to improve on it by trying to charge you for a P2P program" LOL Utorrent for the win!

613.5.2009 12:13

Am I missing something or is there nothing stopping you installing real Vuze and downloading the pay version?
Company's that make software where the key consumer is pirates need to think more about launching pay versions (look at limewire pro).

714.5.2009 22:12

Originally posted by keith1993:
Am I missing something or is there nothing stopping you installing real Vuze and downloading the pay version?
Company's that make software where the key consumer is pirates need to think more about launching pay versions (look at limewire pro).
LOL, good point. On the other hand, there are probably the honest pirates who will feel a moral obligation to buy anything their beloved enabler puts out.

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