I’ve realized that increasing number of my friends are using BitTorrent to download some *cough* open source programs or freeware. Some of them complain about slow download speeds and question the concept of why more people downloading provides faster speed instead of slower.
Read “A beginner’s guide to BitTorrent“. It’s quite a long article explaining how this technology works and even recommends some useful resources on the clients to use and good torrents search engines. It concludes with even more links to articles for those people who are interested in tweaking their machines to super torrent downloaders.