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The 5 Best Torrent Clients For Linux

BitTorrent is a fast, reliable and fairly straightforward way to download files large and small.


As I’ve already mentioned there’s no official uTorrent client for Linux, but qBitTorrent attempts to fill the gap. The goal of the volunteer-led project is to provide a uTorrent-like client on the Linux platform.
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Written in C++, qBitTorrent provides a familiar and speedy interface complete with an in-built search engine for those hard to find downloads. There’s a whole host of usual features including support for encryption, uPnP, IPv6 and RSS.
You can also remotely control qBitTorrent with the web UI. For anyone searching for that replacement for uTorrent on the Linux platform – look no further.
To install qBitTorrent on Ubuntu enter the following into the Terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

Transmission (GNOME)

For anyone using the Ubuntu distribution, Transmission will be a familiar client. This is the default bundled client, and for good reason too.
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Transmission (which is also written in C++) is a basic-yet-functional torrent solution that has a number of powerful features. The client can be configured to watch certain directories, useful in conjunction with Dropbox. Encryption is supported as well as the blacklisting of known “bad” IP addresses.
The lack of RSS support and a slightly cumbersome UI are the only real drawbacks to this more than capable torrent client, which is built for simplicity.


Formerly Azureus, Vuze is the only client in this list written in Java. Unfortunately, Java applications are notoriously resource-intensive and Vuze probably isn’t ideal for those of you using older computers.
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If you’ve got the resources to spare, then Vuze makes for a feature-loaded client declaring itself “the most powerful BitTorrent app on earth”.  The team have literally covered everything, with full web UI, encryption, RSS support, IPv6, a fantastic search engine, HD-video playback and more.
Vuze is more than a BitTorrent client, with support for transferring to mobile devices including support for Android, iOS and Blackberry devices as well as Xbox 360, PS3, TiVO and Apple TV.
To install Vuze on Ubuntu enter the following into the Terminal:
sudo apt-get install vuze

Deluge (GNOME)

Popular amongst Mac users, Deluge is a cross-platform torrent client that’s also compatible with Linux and Windows. It provides a lightweight interface written in Python and C++ for the GTK+ window manager that is reminiscent of Windows client uTorrent.
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Using libtorrent for its backend, and a choice of frontend interfaces including the GUI, web UI and console, Deluge is another client that packs in the features. There’s full support for encryption, magnet links, uPnP, IPv6 and support for plugins.
We’ve raved about it before, and that’s because Deluge is a powerful, clean and attractive choice for your download needs.
To install Deluge on Ubuntu enter the following into the Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deluge

KTorrent (KDE)

Written for the KDE interface, KTorrent is the client of choice for Kubuntu and many other KDE-based distributions. Generally considered the most feature-rich KDE torrent solution, KTorrent has the usual bells and whistles that make for a top torrent client.
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There’s encryption, RSS support, search, magnet links, uPnP, and remote torrent control via the usual web UI. If you like the look of Deluge, but prefer KDE to GNOME then KTorrent is probably the answer.
Provided with Kubuntu, to install on Ubuntu type the following into Terminal:
sudo apt-get install ktorrent

Other Clients

These clients didn’t quite make the list, but if you’re still searching then maybe you could try:


A console-based BitTorrent client for Linux, useful if you spend much of your time slaving over a hot command line.

BitStorm Lite

A lightweight BitTorrent client that lacks many of the features mentioned in this article. Reminiscent of the original classic BitTorrent client, written for GNOME.



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How can clear your movie player history in ubuntu

Go to places > recent documents > clear recent documents.

click to clear.

Now cleared your movie player history.

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How can you move fast your mouse pointer in ubuntu

Go to system > preferences > mouse

Do like following method.

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How do you get toggle between the button and text-based location bar in ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10

  1. press alt+f2

  2. write gconf-editor and Click “run”
    result as below

  3. then go to apps > nautilus > preferences.
  4. check always_use_location_entry

  • Finish the setup.

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Make sound quality better in ubuntu 9.10(karmic) with PulseAudio equalizer

Ubuntu karmic uses pulseaudio as its audio system and if you have a good quality audio card,you can enable surround sound and use equalizer to make sound quality better.

1. First,the installed pulseaudio version is 0.9.19 and need to update to 0.9.21.

Just add “ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev”(without quotes) as a software source in
System -> Administration -> Software Sources->Other Software.Reload and it will automatically add the correct PPA and it’s GPG key.

update and install pulseaudio:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

you can use this command to check the pulseaudio version:

pulseaudio --version

2. Goto System->Preferences->Sound -> Hardware,select your audio card,config->choose Surround or digital output

3.Download the equalizer package from attachment and install it:

sudo dpkg -i pulseaudio-equalizer_2.4_all.deb

you may need to install some dependences which will be list in the output of above command,just use sudo apt-get install package_name to install them.
4. Open equalizer from
Applications->Sound and Video->PulseAudio Equalizer,this is a
15-band equalizer.Enable equalizer and set on it.

Download Pulse Audio

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Install VLC Media Player in Ubuntu

The VLC media player is an open source media player, distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is a highly portable multimedia player that supports many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various different formats.

It is one of the most platform-independent players available, with versions for Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, BSD, Windows CE, and Solaris.

Install VLC Media player in Ubuntu

You need to make sure that you have a “universe” mirror in your /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd

This will complete the installation

If you want to open VLC You need to go to Applications—>Sound&Video—>VLC Media Player

Once it open you should see the following screen

VLC Media Player Version Details

VLC Media Player Skins 2 interface

VLC Media Player Skins

If you want to download VLC Media Player Skins check here

Install VLC Plugin for Mozilla Firefox

sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc

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How to install Xine Multimedia player in ubuntu

Xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs.It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet.It interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available – and some of the most uncommon formats, too.
Using this command in terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) to install Xine:

sudo apt-get install xine-ui libxine1-ffmpeg

You can also goto its homepage to download xine,or get more information.

After installation,you can open up xine from Applications->Sound&Video->Xine.

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