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Old 08-03-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Smile Best torrent client


Hi,
Im new to linux...just installed Fedora 11 and getting used to things. I was wondering what is the best torrent client i can use? i know i can use utorrent with wine but id rather try something new..any suggestions
thanks
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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I used to use ktorrent (it's quite similar to microtorrent) - If you want something that would hardly use any system resources I'd recommend rtorrent. It's a command line program, which at first might look not very practical, however, after some tinkering I got to love it.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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I like Deluge:

http://deluge-torrent.org/

It's probably available to install via your package manager also.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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Transmission
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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The odd times over the years on Win or Linux that I downloaded via torrent, I've always used Azureus.

As to what's "best" is pretty subjective; it really depends on the users personal preference.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 03:11 AM   #6
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I tried Transmission and Vuze (formerly Azureus). The goals of the Transmission project are laudable but I chose Vuze for the very detailed information it gives and for its configurability.

Many people say Vuze is too big and slow (it's written in Java) but I find it perfectly acceptable. By default, Vuze is quite commmercial and packed with eye candy but not if you switch to "Classic View".
 
Old 08-04-2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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Yeah transmission it's good give a try..
 
Old 08-04-2009, 09:43 PM   #8
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great thanks for the input...going to try them all and see which one suits me best..
Thanks
 
Old 08-05-2009, 12:27 AM   #9
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great thanks for the input...going to try them all and see which one suits me best..
What you should have done from the beginning :-)
 
Old 08-05-2009, 09:47 AM   #10
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Best/worst torrent client

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What you should have done from the beginning :-)
Heh, I cannot argue that.

And though the OP asked for opinions of the BEST client, not the WORST one: if a tonne of members had all agreed that ABC is a really poor choice for XYZ reasons, then the OP may save himself a teensy bit of time/bandwidth by avoiding ABC if he agreed with XYZ.

 
Old 08-05-2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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I like vuze because of it's easy configure options. And once it is configured it runs very smooth, plus it gives nice "health" details on torrents. I dunno, ever since the Azureus project I can't switch clients. I even know BitComet Is faster (C++) but... Dunno, and now the Vuze is kind of annoying but it is easy to install in debian. apt-get vuze
 
  


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