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BitTorrent still alive, uTorrent doubles user-base in 2009

By Matthew
Dec 28, 2009
  1. This was a great year for uTorrent, an increasingly popular, lightweight BitTorrent client. The software's user-base has climbed to 52 million uniques per month from 28 million last November, which is contrary to some frequently cited numbers floating around the Web, according to TorrentFreak.

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 903   +52

    Not too surprising since a lot of game developers use a torrent system to deliver patches and content updates.
     
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Maniac Posts: 1,077   +100

    Torrent are going to be here for another 10 years for sure. Unless something better is found in a few years.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,630   +321

    Might not be significant, but I think in 2009 they released a Mac client. There aren't many good torrent clients for OS X so they probably gained about half of the OS X torrenters.
     
  5. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Its mostly because of legal torrents, as well as the public realizing torrents on their own are not illegal.
     
  6. Ha!.... Corporatism, Socialism, Communism, Oligarchy, Theocracy all different and yet the same. The freedom of information, communication and assembly is the only tool society needs for true liberty. Long live the Torrent.
     
  7. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    My ISP still block all torrent traffic, even if Legal; between 6Pm and midnight. BT SUCK!
     
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