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why does bit torrent suck????

i was downloading freespire so i could learn programming better, (cuz everyone says that learning porgramming in windows is like water into wine, not gonna happen), and it was taking like 5 hours, so i decided to try the bit torrent option cuz it is supposedly faster. i got it running, at first it was holy $h!t fast, then it was at like between 5 and 0 kbps, and it said it would take like 28 hours to download.

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For me, the best

way to download (Linux) Cd images, are ftp server. They are fast and reliable.

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got a link?? if ftp is really fast than i could use a link to dowload it.

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Of course

But you could have googled it yourself:
ftp://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/linux/freespire/freespire_1.0.13.iso
just in case it doesn't work, its from the freespire-download page.

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no special software?

and is this the same as clicking "download now"?

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Dunno

Dunno

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no special software.

no special software.

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hmmph

Bittorrent doesn't suck. The only time it sucks is if you have a poor internet connection and if there isn't many seeders/leachers.

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To properly use Torrents, you have to have your machine and firewall properly configured. If the ports aren't forwarded properly then you won't get jack for download or people won't get from you. If you use a crappy client then that can cause a miriad of issues. If you use a particular client that has the problem of limiting your download when not uploading then that can make it worse.

Also you have to keep one thing in mind with torrents that is completely out of your control... Each seeder or leacher has only X amount of slots available per torrent or globally on the client that says X number of people can connect to download or upload. If that number is exceeded then you are queued up for when the next slot opens up. If there is more seeders than leechers then all is good and fast in torrent land. If more leechers than seeders, you are screwed. It is the fect of life in the torrent world.

I personally recommend UTorrent instead of any other torrent app out there. Less memory hog than azeurus or any of the others out there.

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Actually

Actually I prefer Using bitcomet but utorrent is what I use on the fly

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meh

I have used a multitude of clients and never was happy with any of them. All were buggy or crashed or consumed to much overhead on the machine to render it useless. Plus the torrents that i participate would kill most of the other clients as they are MAME arcade torrents with in upwards of 6000 files. uTorrent is the only one i have found that does not kill the machine but yet handels with ease my MAME arcade torrents.

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well....

i just got the first one that frrspire.org had a link for. also, how would you go about configuring the firewall for bittorrent?

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portforward.com

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ftp running..

and for dsl it is holy $h1t fast. 285kbps!!!

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it depends

on the number of seeds the purpose of torrent clients is to promate sharing so if there are only leechers (people who download) and no seeds (locations to download from) then yes bitorrent will seem slow also if the tracker does not "like" the client then it will limit how much you can download (almost all trackers like bittorrent). So you should wait for the client which in ure case is bittorrent to find more trackers or be the good person and become a seed me add ure finished content to let other poeple download to "share" the bandwithd. So dont limit Upload (that much) and that can also help other people download the thing u are downloading as well. So try manually updating trackers on the things you download to see if there are more seeds(or peers) to download from this might help

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