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    Default Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    I have heard this many times in many forums... is there any truth in this?? Is there anything to do to optimize speeds of torrent downloads??

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    Default Re: Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    Thats not my experience...
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    Default Re: Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    sarin cv wrote:
    > I have heard this many times in many forums... is there any truth in
    > this??


    what is your experience with torrents on Linux?

    which torrent clients have you tried which you _measured_ as slower
    than Windows based clients?

    i'm happy with Ktorrent...but, i don't start it up and sit and watch
    it...i just let it run until done AND then let run until i've GIVEN
    back as much as i took or more...usually several times more..

    you know, a lot depends on the others participating in the connection,
    and your client's setup..

    did you use the default setup, or tune it some?

    here is a reasonably up to date list of torrent clients:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...orrent_clients

    a search in YaST shows there are several available and easily
    installed into openSUSE...some of which are available for both Linux
    and Windows, keep records and decide for yourself which platform is best..

    and, let us know!!

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    Default Re: Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    Mind: in some countries torrent download has become virtually illegal. Governments may ask you to proove that you only downloaded free material (i.e. not copyrighted, not licensed etc.

    Here in the Netherlands the government has taken a lot of measures, forces trackers to make themselves unreachable for dutch visitors etc. Fines are incredibly high.

    Sure, you only use it to download the very many linux distro's.

    My experience has always been, that torrent downloading under lunux was much smoother. On Windows it realy used to suck, on linux it just did it's job.
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    Default Re: Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarin_cv View Post
    I have heard this many times in many forums... is there any truth in this?? Is there anything to do to optimize speeds of torrent downloads??
    Load of old FUD. Utter codswallop.

    If anything your experience in Linux should be better and certainly safer.

    IIRC
    Microsoft's limiter makes it impossible for Windows systems to have more than 10 concurrent half-open outbound connections
    Unless you use a workaround.
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    > Sure, you only use it to download the very many linux distro's.

    i have _only_ used it to download and seed linux software..

    are there other uses?

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    Default Re: Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    I have moved to the Caribbean and found that my download is slower. BUT that has NOTHING to do with linux and everything to do with my slow DSL here.

    However, while I was still in Germany, I had a 16000 dl and a 7000 upload rate. I did notice that my downloads in linux were faster thank on my XP machine. Also the number of stalled downloads was far greater on the XP PC.

    I only run XP on an old (4yo) laptop now and leave all my downloading to my linux PC (Opensuse 11.1) and Ktorrent. Given the connection I have here, there is no way I would download anything on the laptop.
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    Default Re: Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    inn fact, I haven't tried any torrent download in linux... In windows, I have used utorrent... I have heard people saying downloads are slow in linux for the same file at the same time..

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    > I have heard people saying downloads are slow in linux for the same file at the same time..

    do not believe everything you hear!

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    Default Re: Is torrent downloads in Linux slower than Windows?

    No they're not, I often get up to 1.6 MB/s on torrents (my limit is 1.7MB/s and sometimes I get that too). On Windows I could never achieve such speeds no matter which client or how i configured it

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