Make a uTorrent for Linux
A uTorrent for Linux would be very nice.
We’ve now released a headless Linux client!
We’re still working on the GUI, but if you’re looking for a version to run on your server, check out http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux
Thank you for working on uTorrent for Linux! Upon its release I will suggest it to all my Linux using friends.
that's good news Firon
YAY utorrent for linux!!
Mikel Fitch commented
I love my MacBook :)
and you know what I love the most about it? I can use ubuntu on it, and it rocks :DDD
haven't booted into mac os x for almost a month, and not planning to until a firmware update comes out.
and, quoting @mdgiovinazzo (http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_OS.asp)
Linux is only 2.6% behind mac. by orders of magnitude i'd think like, 15-25% more...
i've just read my e-mail... and saw this! utorrent for linux!! yupi!
and also saw that the linux world os GROWING :D:D:D
"utorrent for a growing world..."
"We're working on it, but I can't tell you how the final release will be."
whoaahooo!!!.... there is a before and an after in my life after this announcement
Any word on an ETA for the release? Summer 2010? Fall 2010? 2011?
I think a lot of Linux users avoid using uTorrent through wine and use a native Linux client. That said, if uTorrent for Linux becomes a reality, it will probably be the preferred choice.
Great to see this being considered. OS usage statistics, April 2010
Windows suite: 88%; Linux: 4.5%; Mac: 7.1%
I believe these stats are for global OS usage for workstations who run browsers.
Wine is not an emulator, yet it is not stable or complete in any way. Wine exists for Mac - why did you port uTorrent then? I don't think that there are much more people using Mac than Linux (as at least Ubuntu has a million users). And WE ALL WANT UTORRENT FOR OUR LINUX PCs!
please please please... we all love UTORRENT and linux
Firon, are you guys going to implement this idea and make a native client?
If so, GTK or QT?
Clearly, the admins that have recommended the use of uTorrent over Wine, never used GNU/Linux, or at least uTorrnet with Wine.
Wine is only a palliative alternative to run native Windows programs. But using Wine is not optimal. Many problems occur, the programs runs heavily and there are some graphics issues. The concept of lightweight, tiny and efficient disappears using Wine.
If the solution is to use Wine, no thanks.
"Wine is NOT an emulator. That's even the name: "wine is not an emulator" :P"
Yes, it's a non-emulator that uses 82 MB of hard disk space. A little over the top just to run a torrent client, don't you think? ;)
Before any additional features or goodies, the uTorrent developers would do a great service for its users by creating a native version for Linux. We don't care if it is closed-source, so long as it has parity with the Windows version, is secure, is stable, and is light. That should be no problem, since we're talking about uTorrent after all! (Of course, an open-source uTorrent might be the only solution to stay competitive in the near future, since open-source alternatives such as Transmission, Deluge, Ktorrent, qBitTorrent, and Monsoon are quickly catching up in terms of performance and features.)
"Just use Wine" is not a practical or sensible option any more, for multiple reasons: (1) it depends on a third-party application, which can (and HAS) introduce issues in future releases (2) it requires the additional installation of a separate application and its dependencies, simply to run a single program (3) it looks ugly, since it does not use native GTK/Qt
Just look at what feature request is dominating the IdeaBank. If this isn't an obvious enough hint, well...
"Hi. I'm a PC... and I run Linux."
I'd like this very much - Deluge is close in features, but runs somewhat buggy.
To those who are saying that this is a useless idea and to "use Wine," Wine is available for OS X as well, so I guess the OS X port is useless, too.
AdminFiron (Admin, µTorrent) commented
Wine is NOT an emulator. That's even the name: "wine is not an emulator" :P
do do do this !
It's a great Idea!