May 16, 2010

Two P2P Torrent clients for Linux

Deluge and qBittorrent are 2 excellent torrent clients for Linux. Below is info on each of these.


Deluge is BitTorrent client that no only works with Linux but all the other major operating systems like Windows as well. Deluge has a wide-array of features, including:

-Web UI
-BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
-Mainline DHT
-Local Peer Discovery (aka LSD)
-FAST protocol extension
-µTorrent Peer Exchange
-Proxy support
-Web seed
-Private Torrents
-Global and per-torrent speed limits
-Configurable bandwidth scheduler
-Password protection
-And much more!

Deluge is available from the Synaptic Software Library and from their website:


The qBittorrent project was started in March 2006 by a French university student to create a lightweight but featureful BitTorrent client that would be multi-platform and very easy to use. It looks very similar to the popular uTorrent client for Windows.

qBittorrent v2 is the closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent. qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.

qBittorrent v2 Features

-Polished µTorrent-like User Interface
-Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
-Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
-Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)
-All Bittorrent extensions
-DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet URI, ...
-Remote control through a Web user interface
-Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax
-Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
-Torrents queueing and prioritizing
-Torrent content selection and prioritizing
-UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
-Available in ~25 languages (Unicode support)
-µTorrent spoofing to bypass private trackers whitelisting
-Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)
-Bandwidth scheduler
-IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)
-IPv6 compliant

Go ahead and try qBittorrent v2, you won't regret it!
also available from Synaptic Manager.