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sofakinggreat 08-03-2009 03:43 PM

Best torrent client
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

sycamorex 08-03-2009 03:47 PM

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.

the trooper 08-03-2009 03:48 PM

I like Deluge:

It's probably available to install via your package manager also.

repo 08-03-2009 03:49 PM


GrapefruiTgirl 08-03-2009 10:05 PM

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.

catkin 08-04-2009 03:11 AM

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".

Cyberarmy 08-04-2009 02:59 PM

Yeah transmission it's good give a try..

sofakinggreat 08-04-2009 09:43 PM

great thanks for the input...going to try them all and see which one suits me best..

repo 08-05-2009 12:27 AM


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 :-)

GrapefruiTgirl 08-05-2009 09:47 AM

Best/worst torrent client

Originally Posted by repo (Post 3631790)
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.


mushroomboy 08-05-2009 09:40 PM

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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