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    Acquisition is described as 'Gnutella-based peer-to-peer client that is also capable of supporting BitTorrent designed specifically for Mac OS X. It is based on LimeWire and is a shareware product' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Acquisition for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Acquisition are Transmission (Free, Open Source), µTorrent (Freemium), Deluge (Free, Open Source) and Tixati (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Oct 10, 2018
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    Acquisition is a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer client that is also capable of supporting BitTorrent designed specifically for...
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    1. The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).
    2. Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.


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      µTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.
    3. Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses .
    4. Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a cooperative swarm and download very large files with great efficiency.


    5. RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and .
    6. PicoTorrent is a tiny BitTorrent client for Windows with low memory usage, high performance and a native user interface. No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop.
    7. BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol.
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      rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an ncurses client.
    8. Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content.

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      Vuze that hasn’t been updated since 2017.
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