uTorrent client for Mac leaks online

A pre-release alpha version of a Mac version of uTorrent, the popular BitTorrent client for Windows, has been leaked to the public, TorrentFreak has noted.

The software comes from conentious Swedish torrent site The Pirate Bay, and has been expected since 2006 when BitTorrent purchased uTorrent and promised to develop a Mac version.

However, BitTorrent is warning that the alpha software isn’t really ready for release right now (it’s buggy and doesn’t entirely work), but its existence does at least prove a Mac version of the software is in development.

Wherever you stand on the BitTorrent good or evil debate, you’re going to need to get a decent client if you’re going to get hold of the new Marillion album, and with musicians split as to the need to demonise file-sharing, then product development will continue.

UK protest singer Billy Bragg summed it up this week, when he told music label bosses eager to prosecute file-sharers, “You know who the pirates are?. – The pirates are our fans – when you sue our fans, you drive our fans away.”

Via: Daily Download

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