Hello readers! Good to see you again. Today, I'd like to write a post about some BitTorrent Client choices for Ubuntu users. Before we continue to the main point of this post, please let me put the definition of BitTorrent taken from Wikipedia:

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data over the Internet. BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files and it has been estimated that peer-to-peer networks collectively have accounted for roughly 43% to 70% of all Internet traffic (depending on geographical location) as of February 2009.
Well, BitTorrent client application is required for downloading files via BitTorrent protocol. Fortunately, there are many BitTorrent Client applications available for Ubuntu. Below are some of them.

1. Vuze
Vuze claims that it is the most bittorrent app on earth. It features torrent search so you can look for available torrent to download from Vuze itself. It also has media player so you can watch movie while downloading it.


Install Vuze on Ubuntu:
  • sudo apt-get install vuze

2. Transmission
This one is default BitTorrent application for Ubuntu. It provides simple, easy-to-use, and lightweight BitTorrent client. It claims that it uses fewer system resources than other BitTorrent clients. Unlike Vuze, it's easy to configure Transmission. It just needs a few clicks to configure advanced features such as watch directories, bad peer blocker, speed limit, and web interface.


Install Transmission on Ubuntu
Transmission comes by default on Ubuntu, in case you have deleted it, simply run the following command to install:
  • sudo apt-get install transmission
3. Deluge
If you are looking for client server model BitTorrent application, Deluge is a good choice. Its daemon can run on headless machines and the user interfaces can connect remotely from any platform. The Deluge daemon handles all bittorrent activity of the clients. It also supports plugin so you can extend its capability easily.


Install Deluge on Ubuntu:
  • sudo apt-get install deluge

4. Flush
Well, may be Flush is not popular, but it works. It's interface is like Uget download manager. You can switch the download category easily from the left sidebar. It also support automation, so you can download torrent from specified folder .


Install Flush on Ubuntu:
  • sudo apt-get install flush
5. rTorrent
rTorrent is a terminal based BitTorrent client. As it is a terminal based application, it can run on old computer.. If you have want to make a dedicated BitTorrent downloader on your old PC, rTorrent is suitable for you.


rTorrent is controlled by hotkeys from keyboard but can find them easily by typing "man rtorrent" on Terminal.

Install rTorrent on Ubuntu:
  • sudo apt-get install rtorrent
Well, if you have recommendation about another BitTorrent client application, please fill in the comment form :)


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