Azureus 2.5 is out - gHacks Tech News

Azureus 2.5 is out

A new version of the popular Bittorrent client Azureus has been released yesterday to the public. Azureus 2.5 introduces several new features such as Auto Upload Speed which automatically adjusts the upload speed by pinging other members that currently seed the torrent. The interface was improved as well adding new information like idle times and date information to it.

Overall speed of the application was improved as well which was something that the developers really had to address. Azureus felt a lot slower than lightweight alternatives such as uTorrent or Bitcomet.

The new version changes this although I'm pretty sure that Azureus will never reach the performance of the other two clients.

Check out the complete change log on the Azureus homepage. Some security features have been introduced as well which make a fine addition. This includes options to block certain port ranges or signed updates of the client that improves its security as well.

If you encounter problems with Azureus check out the Azureus wiki homepage which provides articles that deal with common problems.

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Update: Azureus has been renamed to Vuze. As a consequence, the project website has been moved. The program is still available for free as a basic version, but like uTorrent, a Vuze Plus version is available as well that is adding new features on top of those features.

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The standard version of Vuze, besides offering torrent downloading capabilities, supports a meta search engine for torrents, a web remote feature, hd player and device playback.

Vuze Plus on top of that adds DVD burning, an antivirus engine and a play now feature. In addition, it gets rid of the advertisements that are displayed in the standard version of Vuze.

New users should pay attention to the installation of the program, as they may end up with third party programs installed on their system that they have no intention of using.





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    Comments

    1. gnome said on August 23, 2006 at 10:23 am
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      Ah, good news that! Perhaps it’s time to leave my trusty utorrent behind…

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