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Transmission, the popular Mac torrent app, is now on Windows

Everyone who downloads torrents has his or her own preferred bit torrent app, and now Windows users can try out one client that's among the most popular for OS X. Transmission, which has been around for Macs since 2005, has made its way to Windows, promising the same speed, reliability, and lightweight footprint that it's known for on Apple's operating system. As TorrentFreak notes, the layout and overall feel of Transmission hasn't changed much and it's still free to use; even better, it remains ad-free on Windows just as on Macs.

“The only difference right now is that it runs on Windows,” Mike Gelfand, who leads the Transmission for Windows project, told TorrentFreak. "We’ll see how it goes, some features could be added later on which are specific to Windows and aren’t needed on other platforms." Windows support was the last missing piece for Transmission, though the app still isn't being heavily promoted. That's likely to soon change, but it may be a little late to pull some users away from their chosen apps like Deluge, uTorrent, or Vuze. If you're up for giving it a shot, you can download Transmission for Windows right here.