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Thread: 'Economical' Windows-based seedboxes?

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    Hi Everyone,

    What are your suggestions for the most economical (i.e. cheapest) Windows-based seedboxes? While I understand that Linux will always be cheaper than Windows because of licensing costs, I would prefer to run uTorrent as my preferred BitTorrent client (however, if anyone has experience with WINE, please speak up).

    As well, it would be a plus if the provider accepted PayPal for payment.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by theSpam; 01-16-2011 at 07:45 PM.

  2. BitTorrent   -   #2
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    utorrent works pretty fine with wine. Yet I don't think utorrent is a good option for seedbox. Rutorrent is way more capable, transmission is way more efficient and simpler

    imho PayPal is not a plus, its more like a necessarily when buying seedboxes
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    runs 'ok' on wine, just have to be ready to configure it properly or it will be crap speeds. imho get a rtorrent based setup, or pay for windows desktop (not that expensive actually).

  4. BitTorrent   -   #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Thelen View Post
    runs 'ok' on wine, just have to be ready to configure it properly or it will be crap speeds. imho get a rtorrent based setup, or pay for windows desktop (not that expensive actually).
    Hmm, I didn't realize that Windows desktops were available for leasing (I've only seen expensively priced Windows Server-based systems). Which provider offers these?

  5. BitTorrent   -   #5
    Utorrent runs fine in wine. I prefer it over other clients. I'd be happy to setup a quick utorrent+vnc+ftp for you if you purchase a linux vps/dedi.

  6. BitTorrent   -   #6
    I just did some testing in a VM and I think it's safer for me to stick with a Windows-based system considering my unfamiliarity with Linux.

    Therefore, does anyone know of a provider that offers reasonably priced Windows boxes (including desktops) with a good amount of space?
    Last edited by theSpam; 01-24-2011 at 04:19 AM.

  7. BitTorrent   -   #7
    Yup. location/price/TB?

    Keep in mind for a dedicated server, Windows usually adds $15-$25/mo extra addon. Less for a VPS. Also, it's rare but sometimes you can find a provider that will install Windows server using customer-provided keys. It would have to be a legit key though-but you can get one for free if you have a friend with a .edu email https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx

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  9. BitTorrent   -   #9
    I'm looking for something based in North America or Europe for under $70 a month.

    What do you mean by TB? Storage? Bandwidth?

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