Transmission, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients for OS X and Linux, has finally arrived on Windows after roughly a decade in existence.
The open-source file sharing app, developed by volunteers and available without ads for free, boasts a small footprint (about 25MB on Windows), support for encryption, a Web interface so you can control it through your browser, as well as the ability to set different speed limits for individual torrents.
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The current version isn’t yet being actively promoted — to download it, you’ll need to head to Transmission’s download directory page (scroll to the bottom and grab the file named transmission-2.92-x64.msi if you’re running a 64-bit edition of Windows; choose transmission-2.92-x86.msi if you have a 32-bit version).
Developer Mike Gelfand told TorrentFreak that the Windows app came together over several months and has the same feature set and interface of the original. It will likely gain more functionality before it’s officially announced and publicized on the Transmission site.
The OS X version recently made headlines when it became the first-ever Mac app software to be bundled with ransomware. Hackers managed to infect an installation file, compromise the Transmission site and upload it there.