There’s a new bit torrent client available on sourceforge called azureus. It’s fantastic. It’s the first client to have a really decent GUI, plus they’ve added a number of very excellent features, including built-in irc chat, personal torrent serving, extensive monitoring tools (those alone make the thing worth grabbing) and a novel scheme to help make the leechers suffer for their greed. My advice? Grab this stat, then wander over to sharingthegroove.org and get yourself some (legal) killer live music. Or head over to file rush and get the latest game demos, or at least use it the next time you’re trying to score some demo and you don’t want to wait on fileplanet for 45 minutes hoping your turn will come up. Or maybe tv is your thing, if so check out sites like digital distractions or tvtorrents.com – who needs a vcr when there are sites like this?
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to torrents, but hopefully it’s enough to get people started.