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Study: uTorrent More Popular than Azureus

Study: uTorrent More Popular than Azureus

New report says that uTorrent is installed on almost 6% of desktops versus 2% for Azureus.

According to a new study by Digital Music News, the uTorrent BitTorrent client is now more popular than Azureus. The sampling was conducted on over a million PCs worldwide.

According to TorrentFreak, which analyzed the results, the breakdown is as follows:

1. uTorrent – 5.56%

2. BitTorrent (official client) – 2.28%

3. Azureus – 2.11%

3. Bitcomet – 1.89%

4. Bitlord – 1.27%

Now it’s unclear from the study and its analysis about the reliability of the figures for install rates doesn’t necessarily translate into usage.

I know that personally I have both clients installed, each having a different function since Azureus has far more bells and whistles via plugins than does uTorrent. However, I tend to run uTorrent far more often because of its lower memory footprint allowing me to multi-task while downloading content. The same could be true of others as well.

Also, much like any study, the results are only as good as the sampling performed and again we have no ability to analyze their methodization.

What BitTorrent client do you use?

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