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My current computer run Bitcomet 2/24 but it does not seems to be upgradeable to Windows 11.

I tried to run Bitcomet in Wine on Ubuntu 20 and it seems to be working fine.

It would be great if Bitcomet can get some sort of formal support from the company.

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Hi,

  I attached 2 files for your reference. I am able to install BitComet 1.92 onto Kubuntu 22.04 

BitComet start successfully with the GUI show up nicely. 

But when I add a torrent, the system crash. Also, if I add a magnet the system keep looking for the metadata.

When the system crash i choose to send out the crash report. 

So the system is not in a very bad situation running. Please consider to put some effort to support BitComet in ubuntu. 

Because my existing system of BitComet is running on windows 10 and the hardware does not allow windows 11 to be installed. So after windows 10 official support end I may either need to buy another piece of hardware to run BitComet or stop using BitComet. I think this will affect a number of existing users.

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Hi,

 

  I am able to give you some good news. 

With the magnet above. After it find the meta data. it actually start to download to completion. So i would say BitComet is working in kubuntu to a very large extend. I hope you can take this constructive feedback to your team and consider seriously to support it formally. Given the curent status. I don't think it require a lot of work to get it working in other cases.

I attached the magnet file as well. So you can set up your own machine and try it out.

BTW. I install BitComet 1.92 onto Kubuntu 22.04 using wine.

 

 

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You are NOT running BitCokmet in Linux - you are running it in a virtual machine with Windows as the OS. That is not the same as running it natigvely. It doesn't matter if it runs under WINE, Lutris or VMWare - it's still a VM running a non-native OS.

Think of 'Hackintosh' which let Windows PCs run Mac software or Bootcamkp which let Macs run Windows software - in both cases, performance was degraded as any app had to be 'translated' twice

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From a user perspective. This is good enough as I do not need to spend money to buy a windows 11 machine. 

There are some program that officially support running on Ubuntu using wine. The following is the list.

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Please give this official support a consideration. It will bring your program to a new platform i.e., more potential customers and your company can make more money.

 

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First of all - posting links to external sites is a HUGE 'no-no'. If we made an exception for one, we'd have the flood gates wide open

Anyway - irrespective of how you run Windows on Linux, you will STILL have the problem when W 10 goes past the useby date. Remember, you are actually rnning Windows (albeit in a VM but it's still Windozewith all its need for uupdates and support from MS)

As for 'making more money' - haven't you noticed that the app and support are free????

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Wine is an stand alone platform that don't use windows code and support. You can go to wine wiki page to view that.

I thought Bitcomet place advertisement on the start page to make money. The more platform and people use Bitcomet. Then you get more advertisement viewer and earn more money.

 

 

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WINE incorporates components of Windows (mainly .dll files) and also utilises DirectX but the point is that it's a base to run Windows apps. You are still, in effect, running a VM - it just doesn't have the fancy desktop that running fulklk blown Windows inn, say VMWare would have.

As for the advertising revenue - that really pays for the servers

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