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A rough alpha version of BitTorrent client uTorrent for the Mac has tipped up on The Pirate Bay website.

BitTorrent’s product development veep Simon Morris has warned fanboys that the leaked pre-release version isn’t ready for widespread use as it's still in development.

He told TorrentFreak that the company will finally spit out a Mac version “in a few weeks”.

Up to now uTorrent, which was acquired by BitTorrent in 2006, has only been available to Windows users. The firm has been promising to dish up a Mac version ever since the buyout.

An early release of the uTorrent client for Mac appeared on The Pirate Bay earlier this week.

“Apparently an internal development build of uTorrent for Mac has been leaked publicly. It has been referred to as an 'alpha' quality build,” Morris told TorrentFreak. “The unfortunate part is that we did not intentionally release this build and would strongly recommend folks not to use it as it isn’t yet complete or stable enough to be released to the public.”

He added that the uTorrent code-base will be ported to the Mac OSX platform, and not just Libtorrent with a Mac UI.

Feedback among those brave enough to give the incomplete uTorrent app a spin on their Apple machines has been fairly positive, although many have noted that it only appears to work on more recent Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.5 or higher. ®

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