Transmission Reviews

Do NOT use. Repeatedly infected with viruses.

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The developers of this have had their software repeatedly hi-jacked by attackers who infect it with malware. After the first time, you think they would have taken the necessary requirements to prevent this happening again. They did not and of course were attacked again. As of now, all they have done is change web hosts. There are so many security improvements they could make to their systems, but they don't. They will not learn and will be infected again.

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There was a serious incident several years back yes, but it was fixed quite quickly and the root issue addressed. I have no affiliation with the project, just a user who was affected by the issue and watched carefully to see how it was handled to know whether it was safe to use. If you stick to distro packages and official distribution channels this should not be a problem. If you wander off into unofficial channels or "patched" versions floating around then you are on your own.

Clean bitorrent client

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A simple and efficient client for bitorrent files sharing and downloading.
The best simple bittorrent client for linux Platform, I discover it with Xubuntu 14.04 and go on it in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.

As it has less fonctionality than utorrent for example, Transmission do the job, simply but efficiently.
When you click on a bittorrent links in your browser, Transmission open automatically the associated torrent, it is very easy.

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Transmission is much better than uTorrent for Mac.

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Much better than uTorrent for Mac.
Transmission offers more option and provides more information.

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Windows build

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There is an unofficial Windows build (google it if you're interested), but it's very unstable at the time (version 2.77); the application crashes every second time after hitting the 'Open URL' button. Anyway Transmission still lacks some of utorrent's features, like torrent rating, auto shutdown and more detailed look on a torrent list. Other than that – the interface looks pretty sleek and I guess I would have played with it more if I had a more reliable option on Windows.

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I like Transmission, not only it is simple, light and a working application, but It is not just limited to Genome, you can use it in KDE too.

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Transmission is the easiest torrent client on OS X.

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Transmission is one of the easiest and most lightweight torrent clients on OS X. The gui is intuitive and uncluttered, but the program has some in-depth features. It even offers a web UI like uTorrent. For Windows, uTorrent is still number one, but on Macs, Transmission is giving the title-holder a run for its money.

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Very clean functional interface. The native UI options work great on different platforms, and having CLI and web access to the same setup is nice too. The core program is fast and reliable. The only downside is it does not support sequential downloading (although there is a patched edition out there that does).

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Remarks

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GTK+ application written in C. The backend can be run as a daemon without a gui.

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Transmission QT

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Transmission is available for Windows using Transmission QT

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Disappointing proxy settings

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Transmission (in linux at least) uses system proxy settings instead of its own independent setting. I wish there was more flexibility here.

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Transmission kind of sucks (bandwidth)

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I recently tried out the (relatively new) uTorrent for Mac, and its automatic bandwidth management really blows me away. Transmission doesn't even offer a feature similar to this.

With uTorrent running in the background, my internet browser still loads webpages at full speed, because uTorrent automatically adjusts its bandwidth based on my network load. When I have Transmission running in the background, everything slows down to a crawl unless I turn on speed-limit mode to throttle my downloads. Since uTorrent throttles in realtime, it can still run at full speed when I'm not loading anything (for example, while I'm typing this post). I never realized how much I missed uTorrent on Windows until it finally came to Mac.

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Was unable to see advantages of this software because it was just unable to open torrent files I have, saying they are corrupted. uTorrent and qBittorrent are able to open the very same files.

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