As far as we’re concerned, the Ares Galaxy network is pretty much unbeatable and has almost no competition. Except, that is, from the bittorrent network. So it’s a good thing that Ares Galaxy combines support for both its own network and the bittorrent one!
Read on to learn how to use Ares as your default torrent client and how the combination of these two networks gives you the best of both worlds.
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Torrents Compared To Files Shared On Ares
Let’s begin with the biggest advantage that the torrent community has: it is enormous. Over the last half decade or so, bittorrent really has exploded. It involves millions upon millions of users, spread out over many different torrent trackers, and has just about everything you can imagine. And because there are so many people in the torrent community, download speeds will usually (but not always) be higher than those on any other network.
However, with this great popularity comes increased visibility. Whereas ten years ago, copyright infringement was almost synonymous with the word “Napster”, nowadays, most people, and the authorities, tend to think of “The Bay”.
If you’ve followed the tech news the last few years, you know that this website, along with many others, have been targeted by governments around the world for the role they play in the torrent community. Another thing is that there are so many different trackers, and so many different torrent search engines to choose from, as well as a great deal of false information and traps set up by copyright groups, that it can often be more difficult to find what you are looking for than you might expect.
Best Of Two Worlds: Ares Galaxy
A lot of people seem to think you should use a dedicated torrent program such as uTorrent or Azureus, but we don’t quite understand this rationale. We’ve heard of the mantra “less is more”, but, in the words of Frasier Crane: if less is more, just imagine how much more more is!
Ares Galaxy works perfectly as a torrent program. All you have to do is open the .torrent file with Ares Galaxy and your download will start immediately!
Whenever we want to download a backup or a file ourselves, we usually look for it on the Ares network integrated search first, since it’s easier and less time-consuming than having to go look for some torrent search engine on the Internet.
But when we can’t find the file we want (ie, like in the case of the screenshot above, where we couldn’t find the latest version of OpenOffice), we simply use a torrent. Ares Galaxy can be used for both torrent files and magnet links, so if you just set it as your default program for these extensions (by right-clicking on such a file and selecting “Open with..”), you’ll never have to use other software again! And on top of that, you can enjoy all the other features of Ares as well! So get the Ares free download now and start downloading!