qBittorrent is Now Available for Windows!
|8 June 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
In my previous post, I wrote about alternative bittorrent clients that are able to get good download speed on TMNet Streamyx. 2 of the clients are based on libtorrent, a C++ bittorrent library. While Linux/Unix users have many choices of bittorrent clients based on libtorrent, there are not much choices for Windows users. On 6th July 2010, the qBittorrent developers announced the availability of the first Windows installer for qBittorrent. With the developers hard work, qBittorrent is now available on all major operating system. If you are looking for an alternative bittorrent client for Windows, you might want to try qBittorrent.
qBittorrent is an open source bittorent client based on libtorrent library and Qt framework. The development was started on March 2008. Previously, qBittorrent is only available for Linux/Unix operating system only. Mac OS port was available on August 2009 and on 6th July 2010, Windows users can easily use qBittorrent by installing qBittorrent using the official installer without the need to compile the source yourself.
Some of notable features of qBittorrent:
uTorrent like GUI – this should make it easy for new users migrating from uTorrent. (Figure 1)
Built in remote control via WebUI – easily control your qBittorrent from anywhere using the built in WebUI. The WebUI can be easily enabled. (Figure 2)
Built in RSS downloader – never miss those TV series!
The first installer for Windows is still in beta quality, so you can expect some bugs. If you ask me about the ‘lightness’ of qBittorrent, I would say somewhere between Deluge-Torrent and Halite or uTorrent. The CPU usage for qBittorrent is not as high as Deluge-Torrent, and when minimized, qBittorrent uses very little amount of CPU power. qBittorrent can be a great alternative to Deluge-Torrent.
qBittorrent is open source (GPL v2) and available for all major operating systems (Linux, Solaris, Mac OS, Unix, Windows).