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NewsForge: Getting started with BitTorrent and Azureus

Mar 24, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Most of us have heard of BitTorrent, the highly scalable peer-to-peer file sharing technology designed to reduce the bandwidth strain on content distributors. With BitTorrent, the challenge is not in finding content to download, but in installing BitTorrent on your computer and finding a good, user-friendly client to manage them. We took a look at BitTorrent itself and the excellent Azureus client, and can offer you some tips on how to install them on your system.

"BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file and bandwidth sharing network. While most people are familiar with the idea of P2P file sharing--making files on your own PC available to others on the Internet--the concept of bandwidth sharing is a relatively new one..."

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