People who download a lot have their own favorite torrent app and Transmission wants to be an option for the Windows users. Being the most popular BitTorrent client for Mac OS X and Linux, now Transmission has made its way to Windows, with the commitment of the same speed, lightweight footprint, and reliability for which it’s known on Mac.
According to TorrentFreak, there won’t be much change on the layout and overall feel of Transmission. Windows users will get the same free to use, even better, ad-free BitTorrent client on Windows just as the Mac users get.
“The only difference right now is that it runs on Windows,” said Mike Gelfand, developer of Transmission and in-charge of the Windows project. “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.”
As the company hasn’t yet promoted it actively, all you have to do is just go to Transmission’s download directory page then scroll to the bottom select the file named transmission-2.92-x64.msi for the 64-bit edition of Windows and transmission-2.92-x86.msi if you are running the 32-bit edition.
No doubt that it’s a great initiative to make Transmission available for the Windows users, but it will take some time to turn the users from other chosen app like Deluge, uTorrent, or Vuze. And as you may already know that Transmission is the first ever Mac app to be bundled with ransomware, there’s no certainty how much popularity it will gain by the Windows users.