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Old 12-04-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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BitTorrent Programs for Linux


What are some good NATIVE Linux torrent programs? I used uTorrent in Windows and enjoyed the performance. I heard its performance is comparable when run under wine, but I'd prefer a native program.

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Old 12-04-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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transmission
http://www.transmissionbt.com/
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:17 PM   #3
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I currently have Transmission under GNOME desktop, but I was wondering if there are *better* ones or a way to improve the performance of Transmission. I can't port forward it because I am on my school network.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:20 PM   #4
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BT programs I've used in Linux:

Transmission
BitTorrent
BitTornado
Azureus

hope this helps
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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If you have KDE installed, try giving Ktorrent a spin.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 02:17 AM   #6
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I have used Transmission for a few years and loved it. I am currently using Deluge and I think I like it even more, plus it sends and receives data encrypted.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 04:32 AM   #7
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I just tried rtorrent today (bored at work) after seeing this thread and its pretty neat. Its ncurses based, so I can just open a terminal remotely and run it in a screen session. I *love* terminal apps.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 05:46 AM   #8
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I can't port forward it because I am on my school network.
You should not use this kind of network for downloading.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 09:30 AM   #9
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I don't use it for pirating or that kind of nonsense. I use it mainly for when I have to get new distros or other junk like that.

-Sam
 
Old 12-05-2008, 09:39 AM   #10
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I was using mldonkey in the past.
And some people recommended to use deluge.
Right now I prefer uTorrent, though.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 02:10 PM   #11
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I like rtorrent and deluge. rtorrent is a cli torrent app, so you might want to read the man page to get to know the commands first.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #12
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asdfasdfFYI, KTorrent works in Gnome. I've not had any problems with it.

FYI, KTorrent works in Gnome. I've not had any problems with it. Haven't used any of the others.
 
  


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