uTorrent 1.8 final released

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 8/10/2008 | | 0 Comments »

After nearly an year in development, version 1.8 of uTorrent has been released to the public. uTorrent is a free, lightweight, easy to configure and feature packed bittorrent client which has gained immense popularity over the years. The latest version features a number of bug fixes as well as new features such as full Vista support and IPv6 support [View changelog].

If you download torrents often, you should definitely check this out. Be warned that some private trackers may not have allowed this version as of yet.


Features List (From developer)

  • Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled - Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.
  • Resource-Friendly - µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.
  • Skinnable and Localized - Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!
  • Actively Developed and Improved - The developer puts in a lot of time working on features and making things more user-friendly. Releases only come out when they're ready, with no schedule pressures, so the few bugs that appear are quickly addressed and fixed.


As mentioned above, uTorrent is not one of those bloated crapware applications which takes up gigabytes of storage. The installer is only 260kb. Click on the image below to download directly from official servers.