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Azureus offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents.
Azureus now features an embedded tracker easily set up and ready to use.
It supports numerous languages, including, for instance, English, German, Italian, Japanese and French.
For more information on Azureus please read our guide to Azureus BitTorrent client.
azureus java bittorrent client torrent tracker embedded
1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.
The only bad thing about Azureus is Java. Azureus itself uses very little cpu and ram. It's the javaw.exe which Azureus needs to run which uses the most system resources. If you are having high cpu troubles then make sure you are using the latest Java Run Time Environment from <a href="http://java.sun.com" class="korostus" target="_blank">http://java.sun.com</a> It should be version 1.5 update 2. I run Azureus on an AMD K6-2 550 cpu with 512mb RAM running WinXP and the main resource problems I have with Azureus is javaw.exe 's RAM usage.
Azureus.exe and Javaw.exe should use hardly any CPU at all if your system is configured properly. javaw.exe is definately a RAM hog. This isn't Azureus's problem, it's Sun's problem because they make Java, so complain to them for the memory problems, here's their forums: <a href="http://forum.java.sun.com" class="korostus" target="_blank">http://forum.java.sun.com</a>
BitComet is great if you are a leech or like getting banned from as many trackers as possible. Azureus once got banned from trackers too but the developer fixed it ages ago, probably because it's open-source and things get fixed alot quicker if there is a decent number of devs or someone who isn't even a dev. can send in a fix because anyone can download the source code.
In the BitComet forums at <a href="http://bitcomet.p2pforums.com" class="korostus" target="_blank">http://bitcomet.p2pforums.com</a> the developer hasn't posted a fix or some kind update status as to when the tracker bugs will be fixed. His last post was: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:22 pm, the last version of BitComet 0.57 was released on Mar 5, 2005 and there isn't even any new beta versions to try and fix the problems: <a href="http://download.bitcomet.com/deve/" class="korostus" target="_blank">http://download.bitcomet.com/deve/</a>
He hasn't even fixed this bug: <a href="http://www.p2pforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=3845" class="korostus" target="_blank">http://www.p2pforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=3845</a>
"BitComet is running on:
RAM size : 127.49 MB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 98 SE
This is shown, when I run BitComet on my old PC which has an AMD K6 266mhz MMX
only a small thing, but the Client is running just fine on it"
Then the developer "RnySmile" says this:
"woo! my K6 266 only have 32M memory(still in use ^_^), yours has such a large memory."
So not only does he have the hardware with the problem, but he can now reproduce the problem himself, see what's causing it and fix it.
No wonder the leech bug hasn't been fixed.
It is a little heavier than most to use, however, if you are using a broad pipe, this client has the best balance management system for multi-torrenting.
If you regularly download and upload many files simulteneously, this one is a must. This said, you should tweak the disk caching function to enhance performance, or you might suffer a bit from slow disk access.
No client is perfect, but this one gets my "5 star".
I have used 4 clients and figured out that Azureus is the most heavy for my PC. It uses a lot of CPU power and a lot of memory.
For user-friendliness, Azureus is better than ABC but not Bit-Comet. For this reason, I actually preferred using Azureus rather than ABC, only because my computer is powerful enough!
When I am downloading something big on Azureus lasting a couple of days, I noticed that my computer is running slower than usual. I attempted to shut down some background programs to speed up my computer but that didn't help. So I control-alt-deleted to bring up the Task Manager and clicked on the processes tab to see what is eating up my CPU. I was surprised to find out that Azureus and JAVA are taking up a total of 87%-97% of my CPU. Mem usage, needless to say, was high, 118672K high!!!
Having ABC still in my system, I compared the two. First, I cleared the RAM with Tweak XP, restarted the computer, and started ABC and downloaded something huge. After a couple of days, I checked on ABC, still downloading. The CPU is 0% and Mem Usage is 52133K. Because of how much I hate ABC for its lack of options, I decided to go back to Azureus. I just shut it down whenever I play games or watch DVD movies.
Bit-Comet totally blew both of the competition away. Please read my review for Bit-Comet for more information.
Final thoughts: Azureus ranks high on Geek-options, very user-friendly. But it takes quite a bite off the system.
gammer:Which version of Java do you use? This works best if you have 1.5
(just a warning)