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Old 03-15-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
mattjblythe
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Unhappy How do I install uTorrent?


I downloaded an .exe file from the uTorrent website, but clearly do not have the appropriate program to open it. I'm really not very knowledgeable about Linux, so, if you do post a response - which I would, of course, appreciate very much - please provide step-by-step instructions that... well... a dim child could follow. Thank you very much.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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uTorrent appears, from their website, to only have Windows or mac versions, and certainly a .exe extensions suggests Windows. Is there any particular reason why you need uTorrent over a Linux alternative?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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I wasn't aware that there were Linux alternatives, though the website indicated that it would be compatible with Linux. If there's a simpler program choice, I'd love to know about it. Thank you.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 08:57 PM   #4
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Try deluge. Transmission is also a very popular torrent program but Deluge is very similar to uTorrent. If you are using a KDE based distro you can go with Ktorrent.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 09:13 PM   #5
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go with deluge

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Try deluge. Transmission is also a very popular torrent program but Deluge is very similar to uTorrent. If you are using a KDE based distro you can go with Ktorrent.
Use Deluge. It rocks!

Last edited by max3000; 03-15-2009 at 09:15 PM.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 09:22 PM   #6
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Use Deluge. It rocks!
Yeah, agreed. It is the best torrent application out there. It has plugin support with a lot of nice plugins. One day, though I am gonna patch the RSS reader to support for filtering out certain matches (all I can do now is just pause them, not remove them).
 
Old 07-15-2010, 10:27 AM   #7
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there is also rtorrent and torrentflux... to be honest, I have been using transmission (only because it was default and my current activities tend to revolve around speed once installed rather then personal preference)
 
  


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