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Guide to BitTorrent

Website Screenshot of BitTorrent ProtocolBitTorrent is one of the hottest P2P (peer-to-peer) sharing networks used by several Internet users. It was designed by programmer Bram Cohen in April 2001 and today there are several clients that help people share files through a variety of computing platforms. According to some credible sources, the P2P protocol accounted for 55 per cent of all Internet traffic in 2009.

This guide has everything a BitTorrent fan needs, from tutorials to download files from BitTorrent Clients to general articles explaining what torrents are. The reader will also learn why the CPU usage sometimes spikes because of P2P protocols and what the better alternatives to this protocol are.

 

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