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Old 06-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy uTorrent alternative for linux

Can anyone recommend a good alternative to uTorrent to run on Ubuntu 11.04? I've tried running two versions of uTorrent in wine and the result were less than impressive to say the least. I also downloaded uTorrent for linux from there site but can't get either package manager to see or access the .tar.gz archive or any extracted files? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 06-26-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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There are many Bittorrent clients for Linux. Is there some specific feature from uTorrent you are trying to replicate on Linux?

As for the Linux version of uTorrent, that is only the server version; it isn't the actual client to download torrents with.
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there should be one installed by default
transmission or ktorrent
ktorrent is good
or Vuse
or oneswarm
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The features I like in uTorrent are the intuitive GUI and menus and the ease with which you can add URL and search switches and parameters for different torrent sites.
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Ever check out ? They have a great client without a bunch of crap. They have ubuntu, windows and linux versions available. I tried a few other clients but they were bloated or a pain to install or just crap. I highly recommend tixati. They even have chat feature now.
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In your ubuntu there should be Transmission torrent already installed and ready to use. After few times of using Transmission you will love it that program. you will find it under the Internet applications.
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I like deluge too.


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