Bittorrent is a P2P file-sharing tool that is generating a lot of interest. Here is what you need to know to download and install the latest version of it.
Bittorrent is a P2P application designed to solve the problem of distributing large files over limited bandwidth. It communicates with other Bittorrent clients and works with them to allow you to download large files, even if the network is unreliable.
The application was developed by Bram Cohen, who calls himself a “Practitioner of evolutionary design”. He’s developed the BitTorrent application, a free program that runs on OS X, Windows, and Linux/Unix.
Downloading and Installing Bittorrent
The application can be downloaded from his site.
- Save the installer to your disk, when prompted. Open the installer, and it automatically run itself. You’ll know it done when you get an alert that says “BitTorrent has been successfully installed!”.
- Once you’ve got it loaded, just go to a site that has a torrent link and click it. This will open a save dialog box:
- Click OK, and save the file:
- Once you save the file, Bittorrent will open and connect to peers in order to download the file.
- Once your download is complete, you may need to uncompress the file prior to using it.
If you have problems working with BitTorrent, a detailed FAQ is maintained by MXDomain.