Deluge Torrent compared to uTorrent
This is far from new, but I haven’t written a post about it so I figured I would.
Lately, I have been using Deluge torrent on my windows xp box instead of uTorrent for pretty much just two reasons: It’s open source and I can squeeze just slightly faster speeds out of it.
So, let’s take a quick look :
These one is pretty close, but I’ll have to give it to utorrent since it’s skinable, otherwise they are almost the same
These one again is pretty close. uTorrent has a few more advanced features but deluge can handle plugins (but none really exist…). Plus deluge has a bitchin’ feature to run the daemon on one pc and the interface on another. I haven’t tested this, but I’ve been meaning to. So I’m gonna call this one a draw with the future potential going to Deluge
I get just slightly faster/consistent speeds with deluge. Not enough for an average user to switch but something for those that are looking for every ounce of speed to maybe check out.
This one goes to Deluge. They are buggier than utorrent but I really only found this on windows since it’s a port.
Deluge is available for all major OS’s. uTorrent on the other hand is just windows. It can be ran using Wine on linux though. But I’m gonna give this to Deluge.
Deluge is open source which is the decided factor here for me. If I can, I will always choose open source.
So there’s a quick comparison. Maybe sometime I’ll do a more in depth one with a few more clients but don’t hold you’re breathe