The word torrent has become synonymous with illegal internet activities but in the whole spectrum of internet downloading it is an incredibly efficient way to share files and perfectly legal. It just so happened that early adopters of this new tool used it to share copyright protected content which in turn is probably the reason torrents took off in the first place. Many sites will use various torrent services to distribute content to reduce server loads which in return gives the user a much faster download than traditional linear based downloading (assuming the file is being seeded by many people). Nine Inch Nails used this to their advantage and not only saved them money in bandwidth costs but allowed the user to download a high quality album within seconds.
How To Sites (For both new and advanced users) and Latest News Sites
01. BiTorrent on Wikipedia
Legal Content Torrent Sites
Torrent Download Softwares
– Explains how the technology works, some of the history, legal issues, and more.
02. Brian’s BitTorrent FAQ – If you are new to BitTorrent, this site should help clear up a lot of commonly asked questions.
03. Magoo’s Guide To BitTorrent – An in-depth instruction from beginning to advanced torrent use.
04. Sclipo Video Tutorial – Almost 14 minute video demo of how to get started with torrent clients and downloading from their site.
05. Slyck.com – Guides and News from around the torrent community.
06. TorrentFreak.com – Source of all the latest breaking news in the p2p world. Also news on the torrent community of both the legal and illegal variety. Occasionally offers legal downloads.
07. Vlad44 BitTorrent FAQ Guide Help – This has some good questions for new and advanced users, such as how to make your own torrent and to configure your web server to host the files.
01. ABC Client
– Win32, Linux (Beta).
02. Acquisition – Mac only.
03. Azureus – Windows, Mac, and Linux .
04. BitComet – Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista.
05. BitLord – Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003.
06. BitSpirit – Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003.
07. BitTornado – Windows, Mac, and Linux.
08. BitTorrent – Windows, Mac, and Linux.
09. BitTyrant – Windows, Mac, and Linux.
10. Bits On Wheels – The Native Mac BitTorrent client with a live 3D view of your swarm.
11. Burst! – Compatible back to Windows 98.
12. Deluge –Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
13. Enhanced CTorrent – Linux only.
14. FlashGet – Windows only.
15. GNOME BitTorrent Downloader – Linux only.
16. Halite BitTorrent Client – Windows NT, 2000, XP.
17. KTorrent – Linux and OS X.
18. LimeWire – Windows All and OS X.
19. Opera – Web browsing suite with a built-in torrent client.
20. qBittorent – Linux and OS X.
21. QTorrent – Linux only.
22. rTorrent – Linux and OS X.
23. Tomato Torrent – Mac only.
24. Torrent Swapper – Linux, OS X and Windows.
25. TorrentVolve – Linux, OS X and Windows (versions not listed).
26. Transmission – Linux and OS X.
27. Turbo Torrent – Windows only.
28. TurbtBT-Turbo BitTorrent – Windows only.
29. µTorrent – Windows and Mac.
30. WizBit – S60 smartphones.
If you want to compare all of them please refer to below link:
Wikipedia Client Comparison.