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Old 2005-07-29, 12:07 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

Damn, Jamie, I was reading that and I thought "that is not the Jamie I know writing that!" I've seen you go all techno on me with your mp3 detecting stuff, but never computers. hehe. I like this gal!
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Old 2005-07-29, 12:47 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

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Ok, NOW that makes sense. Thanks. Actually, since I've been using it, it doesn't seem to be too much of a resource hog. I know JRE is (which also has the big footprint), but the actual Azureus isn't. Of course, you can't have Azureus without JRE, though. Anyway, it's not much worse than what I had before, which wasn't too bad. So for me, from what I've experienced so far, it doesn't take too much of a hit on my system. I'm sure other clients are better in that respect, but is there one that has all the features, the stabililty, good communication with the tracker, and the nice interface?
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Old 2005-07-29, 01:01 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

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I'm sure other clients are better in that respect, but is there one that has all the features, the stabililty, good communication with the tracker, and the nice interface?
Nope!
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Old 2005-07-29, 03:22 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

What's strange is, I've heard negative stories from pc users, but never a negative Azureus story from a mac user. I'm a mac user and haven't had any problems. Could it be that it uses more resources on a pc?
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Old 2005-07-29, 07:54 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

Azureus is fine - I've been having exactly zero problems with it here. Maybe people just need to upgrade their soft- and hardware to this millennium?

Anyway, people who run into resource issues etc when using Az should probably look into Arctic Torrent

http://www.int64.org/arctic.html
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Old 2005-07-29, 08:46 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

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Why did you switch?

To try something new. I recently had my system hard drive crap out on me so I've had to reinstall Windows and everything else. Figured I'd give BitComet a try while I was at it.

I never had any problems with Az or it's memory hogging. I run a fairly high-end gaming system though. Only thing that I didn't like about Az was the automatic updates, but I don't like that on any of my programs.
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Old 2005-07-29, 09:02 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

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Only thing that I didn't like about Az was the automatic updates, but I don't like that on any of my programs.
Preferences/Options->Interface->Start...uncheck the three options relating to updates.
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Old 2005-07-29, 09:05 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

Yeah, I don't like auto-updates on anything either. You can turn them off in AZ by going to Tools/Options/Interface/Start and then the second and third check-boxes from the top (uncheck them). If for some reason that doesn't work for you, you can block the IP/domain it tries to connect to with a firewall.

EDIT: Oops, we must have been typing at the same time - and thanks - I missed that last box myself.
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Old 2005-07-29, 09:25 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

Heheh. Thinking about it, the third box probably wouldn't come into play without either of the first two anyway.
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Old 2005-07-29, 09:44 AM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

No, but some software doesn't behave like it's "supposed" to. I don't remember the name of it, but one program was told not to do auto-updates, but if you didn't check "never" in the frequesncy box, it would still check on schedule. It was a bug, obviously and it never hurts to tell the prorgam in as many ways as possible.

Azureus, being open source, is probably more trustworthy than most, so I don't worry too much about what it does. That's a major point of open source.
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Old 2005-07-29, 03:06 PM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

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No, but some software doesn't behave like it's "supposed" to.
perhaps realplayer?
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Damn, Jamie, I was reading that and I thought "that is not the Jamie I know writing that!" I've seen you go all techno on me with your mp3 detecting stuff, but never computers. hehe. I like this gal!
heh... I think I'll keep her around!
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Old 2005-07-29, 04:59 PM
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perhaps realplayer?
You had to go and trash this thread, didn't you? Ever try to uninstall it (completely)? It's a registry nightmare
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Old 2005-07-29, 05:01 PM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

I've BitComet, Azureus, Arctic, and Nova Torrent.
Azureus is suppoed to be faster than BitComet, but I can't really tell.

The things I hate about Azureus are the update thing, the slow startup time (that stupid "Intializing" whatever junk that is), and that it makes me d/l the whole torrent at once. I thought the other 2 were okay.

I like BitComet the best for me. No update thing, it starts up fast, and fast downloads, and it lets me select one album, one song, or one file at a time to download. I just like it so much better.
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Old 2005-07-29, 05:06 PM
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Re: Your thoughts about Azureus please

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The things I hate about Azureus are the update thing, the slow startup time (that stupid "Intializing" whatever junk that is), and that it makes me d/l the whole torrent at once. I thought the other 2 were okay.

I like BitComet the best for me. No update thing, it starts up fast, and fast downloads, and it lets me select one album, one song, or one file at a time to download. I just like it so much better.
Not trying to change your mind, but rather shedding some light on your comments:

Update thing - refer to one of the threads above for where the settings are so you can disable it.

Slow start-up - probably because that's Java loading it's big ass into memory (nothing can be done about that, short of a faster processor)

Downloading a single file (or select files) - you can. I believe you right-click the torrent in the queue and cilck properties (or details). From that page, you can decide which files to download (or not).
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