There are a lot of good BitTorrent applications for Linux, but some people just don't want to give up uTorrent because either they are too used to it or just because it actually works quite OK in Linux, under Wine. One major problem with using uTorrent this way is that Firefox doesn't open .torrent files with uTorrent, so you have to save the torrent file and then load it.
With anti-piracy outfits warning those who share copyrighted content and ISPs threatening to pull the plug on alleged offenders, many file-sharers have decided to protect themselves by going anonymous.
Today I will continue the series of GUI applications reviews with 5 clients for the BitTorrent protocol.
I use BitTorrent for downloading music, movies and linux distro's. Back in the day bitTorrent didnt exist and I relied on bbs and ftp, these are two direct, centrally located ways that I shared files in the past. I also have played around with XDCC's on irc, gnutella, which most people know as limewire.
Have you ever used the BitTorrent client that’s been included in Ubuntu? It’s almost useless. The BitTorrent situation is being fixed with the inclusion of Transmission in Ubuntu 8.04.
qBittorrent is a Bittorrent client using C++ / libtorrent and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. It aims to be a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It has more and more features such as an integrated search engine, UPnP, encryption, PeX, a torrent creation tool .
How many times have you been stuck at work when the latest episode of a podcast such as LugRadio has become available for download, or the latest version of your favourite Linux distribution has been released? Wouldn’t it be really useful if you could access a server at home through your web browser and order it to download that file, so that it’s waiting for you when you get there?