Happy New Year to all out there hope your Christmas was as good as mine.
Anyway, I've been directed to this web site uTorrent by my son and before dipping my feet in I would like to hear from any readers of PC Advisor who have had good, bad or indifferent experiences with this site. Your views and comments would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Torrents are a great way of getting big patches but the technology is often also used to obtain copyright material. Generally, though, I believe torrent files are much less likely to contain nastyware because of the way they're delivered: in fragments from any number of seeds. That means that at any one time people are uploading bits of files that they've downloaded and so the final file that ends up on your machine is made up of a patchwork of fragments from many different sources.
The torrent filesharing system (of which uTorrent is one of many) has a useful role in that it spreads the download burden amongst many sources rather than one to one. Whilst it is true that it may be used to download copyrighted material (your decision) it is also used to distribute (amongst other things) legitimate copies of Linux distros. The system itself is safe and self checking in that any false files will be discarded as they will not match the checksum/hash of the original torrent. There is much heresay/myth regarding this usually by people who have not used it and only pass on comments they have read on other posts.
Thks Ashdav et al for your comments and advice: I might just dip my toes in-- its the sherry and bubbly taking over and messing with my better judgement! But Hey its nearly 2007 so this could be my New Years resolution ' sod it ' excuse my French!!
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