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Information Sites

Brian’s BitTorrent FAQ – Large FAQ that answers some of the most basic questions about starting with torrents.

Magoo’s Guide To BitTorrent – An in-depth instruction from beginning to advanced torrent use.

Slyck.com – News from around the torrent community.

TorrentFreak.com – Up-to-date news on the torrent community of both the legal and illegal variety. Occasionally offers legal downloads. They also have a good tutorial on how to start a torrent of your own using some of the most popular clients.

Video Tutorial – A nearly 14 minute video demo of how to get started with torrent clients and downloading from sclipo.com.

Vlad44.com FAQ – Covers some very in-depth questions about torrents such as how to make your own and to configure your web server to host the files.

Wikipedia entry on BitTorrent – Explains how the technology works, some of the history, legal issues, and more.

Torrent Clients

ABC Client – Runs on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Linux.

Acquisition – A torrent client exclusively for Macs.

Arctic Torrent – Runs on Windows 2000/XP/XP 64/2003/2003 64.

Azureus – Runs on all operating systems and supports numerous languages.

BitComet – Runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, some support for Windows 98.

BitLord – Works with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003.

BitPump – Runs on all versions of Windows.

BitSpirit – Compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003.

BitTornado – Windows (doesn’t list which versions), Linux, OS X, BSD.

BitTorrent – The original one developed by Bram Cohen. Works with OS X, Linux, and Windows. Is sometimes referred to as “Mainline” to denote its status as the original.

BitTyrant – Works with Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Bits On Wheels – Exclusively for Macs, features 3D images of your peer swarm.

Burst! – Compatible back to Windows 98.

Deluge – A Linux client

Enhanced cTorrent – For Linux.

FlashGet – Windows-only client program.

FoxTorrent – Torrent client that integrates with the Firefox browser.

Gnome BitTorrent – Another Linux only torrent client.

Halite – Windows NT, 2000, XP

KTorrent – For Linux and OS X.

Opera – Web browsing suite with a built-in torrent client.

qBittorent – For Linux and OS X.

QTorrent – A bittorrent client for Linux.

rTorrent – For Linux and OS X.

sharktorrent – For Linux, OS X, Windows.

Tomato Torrent – Only for the OS X operating system.

Torrent Swapper – For Linux, OS X and Windows – all flavors.

TorrentVolve – For Linux, OS X and Windows (versions not listed).

Transmission – Available for Linux and OS X.

Turbo Torrent – Windows only.

?Torrent – Windows only.

WizBit – For S60 smartphones.

Wikipedia Client Comparison – Lists the features of all the clients so you can choose which one best suits your needs.

Distribution Sites Of Legal Content

BitTorrent – From the makers of the original software, they now offer a mixture of free and pay-for content.

bt.etree.org – Band videos of “trade friendly” musicians.

BTSharp – Integrates with .NET apps and helps you distribute with private trackers.

Ibiblo.org – Torrent distribution site of ibiblo content.

Legaltorrents.com – A completely legal torrent site and a great place to experiment and get a feeling for how it works.

LegitTorrents.info – Includes free videos, games and Linux distributions.

LinuxTracker.org – A centralized location for Linux related software, all delivered by torrent.

PublicDomainTorrents.com – Hundreds of torrent media files that reside in the public domain such as movies, TV shows, serials and more. (WARNING:Occasional rotating questionable ad)

Revision3.com – Mixture of torrent-delivered media and direct downloads of vidcasts.

Star Trek:New Voyages – Fan-produced Star Trek episodes, some with original cast members, all distributed with torrents.

SXSW – Free torrents from the organizers of the SXSW music festival.

tlm-project.org – The Linux Mirror Project, helping spread the alternative operating system.

Vuze.com – From the makers of the Azureus client, hosts a mixture of free and pay-for content, all delivered via torrents.

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