8 Free Linux BitTorrent Clients For linux users

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BitTorrent is an open source peer-to-peer file protocol for sharing large software and media files. It is a well established protocol which accounts for a significant proportion of internet traffic. Many Linux companies rely on BitTorrent as a key method of distributing their software, relieving the bandwidth burden on their servers. Downloads get faster when there are lots of users downloading and sharing at once. So to provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 polished Linux BitTorrent clients. Hopefully,We think the software presented here represents the big players, and a wide range of interfaces and features.

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

Bittornado

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

BitTornado is a next generation bittorrent client built on the original BitTorrent. This client features an enhanced console/curses mode, a graphical interface, and has lots of new features under the hood. It is generally considered to be one of the most advanced clients available.

Ktorrent

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

KTorrent is a popular BitTorrent program for KDE. It has a large feature set (see the list below) including supporting trackerless torrents and UPnP. Check out Deluge for an alternative to KTorrent. Deluge is designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Some unique features of ktorrent are global and per torrent speed limits and support for private trackers and torrents. Its supportive features contains many other properties such as webseeds, creation of trackless torrents and support for disturbed hash tablets.

Transmission

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

Transmission differs from bigger clients like μTorrent, Vuze, and BitComet in that it is volunteer-based, open source, and noncommercial. There is no payware version as with Vuze Plus. We don’t bundle toolbars, adware, DNA, or anything else. If we did, someone else would fork the project and strip it back out. It uses fewer resources as compare to other clients available on internet. This torrent can be remote controlled by web and terminal clients. The main focus behind its designing is to provide easy and powerful usage.

qBittorrent

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

qBittorrent v2 is the closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent. qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar. It can be considered as a good alternative to other clients. qBittorrent is fast, stable and provides unicode support as well as many features including a competent integrated search engine.

Deluge

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it’s backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client server model with a daemon process that handles all the bittorrent activity.

aria2

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to use the maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while the data downloaded from HTTP(S)/FTP is uploaded to the BitTorrent swarm.

vuze

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

The most future rich torrent client for Linux, but being based on Java, is also a memory and performance hogger. It offers a range of plugins designed to make the program easier to use or to give the more experienced user more options and more specialist configuration tools.

Torrentflux-b4rt

8 free linux bittorrent clients for linux users

 

Torrentflux-b4rt allows you to control your internet downloads / transfers from anywhere using a highly configurable web based front end. Torrentflux-b4rt is easy to install on a web server and includes a simple setup script which can be accessed from a web browser. Upload the files to your web server, run the setup script and your torrentflux-b4rt installation is ready to go.

21 COMMENTS

  1. This article is terrible — they’re all GUI centric apps. Proper torrents are CLI only clients, such as ** rTorrent ** as others above my comment have mentioned- easy to attach and detach from Screen sessions, vital for remote-monitoring of torrent sessions without having to engage in full screen, top-heavy VNC sessions.

    If the article writer thinks GUI-only apps are the “big players” – then they must be Linux softies originally from the Island of Winblows.

    This website should stick to the safe content, and leave Linux to the professionals. Do the Linux newbies a favor and stick to windows, so the newbies find proper material when researching topics such as this, instead of sites like this filled with drivel.

  2. @drewsus Ever heard of BSD, Windows or maybe OS X – they all can run these :p
    @mirko So why not s/linux/windows dumbass.

  3. rTorrent really should have been on this list.

    And for those who absolutely MUST use uTorrent, it works pretty good with WINE.

  4. @Teemus
    Probably because other clients ARENT multiplatform and thus arent natively available for linux?

  5. I’m surprised BitTornado is still alive and kicking. I used it for a while all those years ago when I was still on Windows and it’s pretty good.

    Didn’t even know there’s a Linux version

  6. @Teemu – “What do any of these clients got to do with Linux?” – they all run on Linux, you moron!

  7. Seriously, no rtorrent?

    I prefer a slightly different setup from ceeKay, but rtorrent + screen + rtgui ( + transdroid for your android based mobile) = unstoppable. Super light weight, stable, and plenty of configurations. I just run it in the background on my “media server”. If I think of something I want to download at work or on the go, I just go to my rtgui webpage or whip out my phone and my DL is waiting on me when I get home. Pretty sweet.

  8. I liked much Transmission because I didn’t understand anything about Bittorent and Transmission is as simple as possible. Sad I had to stop using it because of the Hadopi (a fuc**ng and useless French law which criminalize P2P but not direct download !)

  9. What, no rtorrent?

    rtorrent + screen (+ rssdler optionally) on any Linux box (even those without X) makes for an excellent torrent experience.

  10. For me rtorrent is the best :). Try it. Its a command line utility. But its features and speed are superb

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