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The usage share of BitTorrent clients is the percentage of users that use a particular BitTorrent client. For example, when it is said that the official BitTorrent client has 12% usage share, it means that some version of BitTorrent client is used by 12% of users.

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2009

Delft University of Technology

A study by the Tribler P2P research team at the Delft University of Technology. To generate this data, samples were taken from a number of swarms of users which were then used to identify which BitTorrent client each user was using.

Global usage share data
Source Date & Age Xunlei uTorrent Vuze BitTorrent (mainline) BitComet Unknown Transmission Other Sample Size
torrentfreakEZTV 2009-12-04; 44 days ago 29.308% 25.773% 24.085% 4.816% 4.014% 1.005% 3.257% 7.743% &0000000357301730.000000357,301,730
forum.tribler.org 2009-10-18; 2 months ago ? 60.249% 14.241% 8.658% 4.437% 7.984% 3.652% 0.779% &0000000000017197.00000017,197
torrentfreak.com 2009-08-14; 5 months ago ? 56.81% 18.13% 11.79% 4.71% 4.21% 2.95% 1.40% &0000000000165000.000000165,000+
torrentfreak.com 2009-06-24; 6 months ago ? 55.84% 16.85% 12.01% 6.50% 4.02% 1.60% 3.17% &0000000000150000.000000150,000+

TorrentFreak user survey

An open access poll created on the TorrentFreak.com website. The poll was featured by Vuze in their application which may have skewed the results.

TorrentFreak user survey:What is the Best BitTorrent Client?
Started:2009-05-17; 7 months ago Updated:2010-01-17; 7 hours ago Total Votes:39,137
Rank
BitTorrent client
Votes
%
&0000000000000001.0000001 Vuze &0000000000023092.00000023,092 &0000000000000059.00300059.003
&0000000000000002.0000002 UTorrent &0000000000011153.00000011,153 &0000000000000028.49700028.497
&0000000000000003.0000003 Transmission &0000000000001268.0000001,268 &0000000000000003.2400003.240
&0000000000000004.0000004 BitComet &0000000000001067.0000001,067 &0000000000000002.7260002.726
&0000000000000005.0000005 BitTorrent (mainline) &0000000000000519.000000519 &0000000000000001.3260001.326
&0000000000000006.0000006 Other &0000000000000485.000000485 &0000000000000001.2390001.239
&0000000000000007.0000007 rTorrent &0000000000000454.000000454 &0000000000000001.1600001.160
&0000000000000008.0000008 Deluge &0000000000000399.000000399 &0000000000000001.0190001.019
&0000000000000009.0000009 BitLord &0000000000000357.000000357 &0000000000000000.9120000.912
&0000000000000010.00000010 KTorrent &0000000000000199.000000199 &0000000000000000.5080000.508
&0000000000000011.00000011 Seedbox &0000000000000144.000000144 &0000000000000000.3680000.368

2007

Digital Music News

Digital Music News collected the data from PC Pitstop, a company that gathers data from computers using their free online virus and malware scanners. The program scans Windows Registry to find which clients have been installed, more than a million Microsoft Windows computers were surveyed.

Global install rate data from: Digital Music News
Rank Application Install % on Windows desktops
1 LimeWire 18%
2 uTorrent 5.56%
3 BitTorrent (mainline) 2.28%
4 Vuze 2.11%
5 BitComet 1.89%
6 Bitlord 1.27%







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