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dickg
12th July 2009, 04:59 PM
This is a no-such-thing-as-a-stupid-question question.

What is Bittorrent?

Alec Fraser
12th July 2009, 05:36 PM
what is bittorrent - Google Search (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=what+is+bittorrent&btnG=Google+Search&meta=&aq=0&oq=what+is+bitt)

saphylia
12th July 2009, 06:51 PM
My.
So helpful.

Bittorrent is a service that allows a user to download files. Rather than a triditional setup where the user downloads from a fixed server - bittorrent downloads through other users. As you download a file you upload the parts you have to other users.

Its usually assioated with piracy (thepiratebay.org) but its quite useful for other things. Probably the best client for macos is Transmission and the best tracker (lets you find files you need) is The Pirate Bay or Waffles.fm.