|Developed by||BitTorrent, Inc.|
|Stable release||March 1, 2008) [+/−](|
|Preview release||(2007-08-01) [+/−]|
|Available in||multilingual (49)|
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BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages For other uses of the term see Peer-to-peer (disambiguation For peer-to-peer networks used for file sharing see File sharing Computer programs (also software programs, or just programs) are instructions for a Computer. Bram Cohen (born 1975 is an American Computer programmer, best known as the author of the Peer-to-peer (P2P BitTorrent protocol, as well as BitTorrent Inc, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is an American Corporation that develops peer-assisted Internet content delivery To download is to receive data from a remote or central system such as a Webserver, FTP server, mail server or other similar systems BitTorrent is a Peer-to-peer File sharing protocol used to distribute large amounts of Data. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol. A client is an application or system that accesses a remote service on another Computer system, known as a server, by way of a Network.
BitTorrent is often nicknamed Mainline by developers denoting its official origins. Version 4. 20 of the client was dubbed Allegro by BitTorrent Inc. , in reference to protocol extensions developed by the company to accelerate download performance and ISP manageability. 
Since version 6. 0, the BitTorrent client is a rebranded version of µTorrent. As a result, its source is closed, and this version of the program is currently only available for Windows (although, like µTorrent, the FAQ suggests to use it in Wine). Wine is a free Software application which aims to allow Unix-like computer Operating systems on the X86 architecture to execute 
Prior to version 6. 0, BitTorrent was written in Python, and was free software. Python is a general-purpose High-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes programmer productivity and code readability Free software or software libre is Software that can be used studied and modified without restriction and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified The source code for versions 4. x and 5. x are released under the BitTorrent Open Source License, a modified version of the Jabber Open Source License. The BitTorrent Open Source Licence, is derived from the Jabber Open Source Licence which is an Open Source Initiative (OSI approved license Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol ( XMPP) is an open XML -inspired protocol originally aimed at near-real-time extensible Instant messaging Versions up to and including 3. 4. 2 were distributed under the MIT license. The MIT License is a Free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT used by the MIT X Consortium.
The BitTorrent client enables a user to search for and download torrent files using a built-in search box ('Search for torrents') in the main window , that allows a search term to be entered and which then opens the user's default web browser at the BitTorrent torrents search engine page with the results of the search. A web browser is a software application which enables a user to display and interact with text images videos music games and other information typically located on a
The current client enables a range of features including multiple parallel downloads. Bit Torrent has several statistical, tabular and graphical views that allow a person to see what events are happening in the background. A host of views offer information on the number of peers and seeds which are present, from how many the data is being downloaded and to how many the data is being uploaded. It has an automatic recovery system which checks all the data that has been been handled after an improper shutdown such as a power failure for example. It also intermediates peering between itself, source file servers ("trackers") and other clients, thereby yielding great distribution efficiencies. The client also enables users to create and share torrent files.