Wednesday, March 08, 2006

µTorrent 1.5 is Out

The latest release of µTorrent is now available from

In case you don't know by now, µTorrent (the funny "u" is the symbol for "micro", so I guess it's pronounced MicroTorrent) is a fully featured BitTorrent client that is completely contained in a 150 kB exe. This means that you don't install anything; just download the program and run it. I don't even think that I can get Hello World to compile to under 150 kB with .NET or Java!

The best part, though, is that it only uses around 2-3 MB of RAM as it runs (and maybe another 5 MB of Virtual Memory). Azureus, on the other hand, would sometimes eat 60 MB of physical RAM (according to Task Manager).