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uTorrent is clear market share leader for torrent clients

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jun 2009 0:17 User comments (18)

uTorrent is clear market share leader for torrent clients According to a new TorrentFreak report, using data collected by Tribler the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent is the clear market leader for client use, followed only remotely close by Vuze.
The report, which was based on 150,000 unique users from 400 separate public swarms, shows that uTorrent had 55.84 percent market share, followed by Vuze at 16.85, official BitTorrent client at 12 percent, BitComet at 6.50 percent and Transmission at 1.60 percent. 19 other clients, put under "other," accounted for 3 percent, and other unknown clients filled the rest of the pie.

TF also says there are over 50 million BitTorrent users on the Internet at any given time.

It is also important to note that BitTorrent Inc. owns both uTorrent and the official BT client, so together the company controls about 68 percent of the client market.

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18 user comments

126.6.2009 8:00

Azureus was great. When it became Vuze it started to suck. That's when I switched to uTorrent. If they had just kept being a great torrent client and stopped trying to be iTunes, I'd still be using Vuze.

226.6.2009 9:08

The official bittorrent client was gobbling up nearly a gig of system memory. uTorrent has a really small memory footprint and is easy to use.

326.6.2009 11:07

Originally posted by sleeepy2:
Azureus was great. When it became Vuze it started to suck. That's when I switched to uTorrent. If they had just kept being a great torrent client and stopped trying to be iTunes, I'd still be using Vuze.
I entirely agree. I had been using uTorrent for a while then I was going to tray Azureus but when I went to try it Vuze had come out and it was a horrible iTunes/Napster/MSN bullcrap bastard hybrid.

Of course, real men use Transmission... :D

426.6.2009 13:20

I used to only use Azureus but yea like everyone else I left when they came out with this Vuze shit. Now I use Transmission on the Mac and uTorrent on the PC :)

526.6.2009 14:27

I used Azureus before for some of my torrent download but when I learned about uTorrent I stick to it since then due to its simplicity.

626.6.2009 15:03

I abandoned the original BT client for uTorrent long time ago. I just love how small it is and still works perfectly. I think Transmission's market share will grow now that has been ported to Windows. Let's wait and see.

726.6.2009 15:09

bitcomet was the bomb, but then i switched to ” after a few sites statted to not accept bitcomet as a client. i have been using ” for about 2.5 years now. it is great.

826.6.2009 15:52

My first client was Azureus. When my buddy told me uTorrent used a lot less ram, I tried it out and stuck to it. Went to try Vuze and absolutely HATED it. They ruined a good client.

926.6.2009 16:12

”Torrent (a.k.a. uTorrent) is definitely the client of choice.

I used Azureus back when I got into BT but quickly switched to ”Torrent when it became available. The extremely small memory and CPU usage makes it a dream for torrenting while doing other things on the computer.

Peace

1026.6.2009 17:07

uTorrent has a very good optimation tool. Let's face it, for novices getting the port forwarded can be a bit tricky. uTorrent solves this problem very well.

When I first got into torrents uTorrent was the only one I could get to work well.
So I stick with it.

1126.6.2009 18:35

You can go back to the Azureus interface in Vuze for people that may want to go back (I know you all do). It's Tools-> Options-> Interface-> Start-> Display Vuze UI Chooser-> Show Button and you choose older UI. Oddly I found this while running the un-instlled quiz where one option was "Too hard to find old interface".

1227.6.2009 10:19

Vuze uses way too much system resources. So i switched it's crappy now.
Utorrent is way better. Just as fast dls with less strain on you system.

1327.6.2009 18:04

Originally posted by xyqo:
Vuze uses way too much system resources. So i switched it's crappy now.
Utorrent is way better. Just as fast dls with less strain on you system.
Indeed, its just filled with so much unnessary crap that ontop of the fact that I'll never use them they constantly get in the way. I'm going to switch to utorrent soon.

1428.6.2009 18:47

The reason why i think that utorrent is leading is due to the fact that its also a small resource taking program and its great but does have its draw backs.

it can be difficult to set up and settings for the user due to the fact that most of the time the ports are blocked and in which caps the speed of the download speed.

just my 2cents worth.

1529.6.2009 0:19

I have set it up with port forward to solve the blocked port thing.

1629.6.2009 0:28
varnull
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I just use an older version of azureus .. ”torrent is from an untrusted source and does strange spyware type things.

1729.6.2009 1:26

Which one do you use and were can I get it? I just want to try it.


If I always hear voices surrounding me, does it mean Im crazy or that I hear in Dolby 5.1?

1816.8.2009 10:50

Isn't the newest official bittorrent client based on uTorrent code? But anyway, my choice is also uTorrent. I also used Azureus ages ago, and it hogged memory like nothing else on my computer...

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