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qBittorrent reached the new major 4.1.0 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04.

qBittorrent 4.1.0 release highlights:

  • Add “Coalesce reads & writes” checkbox in advanced options
  • Smart Filter for RSS
  • Possibility to configure at which speed a torrent is considered slow.
  • When creating a torrent you can choose to preserve the file order
  • A new, redesigned and refactored WebAPI
  • Switch built-in Web UI html to HTML5
  • Allow to disable Stacktrace support
  • Various other Web UI improvements.
  • Various code optimizations and bug-fixes. Read NEWS page for details.

How to Install qBittorrent 4.1 in Ubuntu:

The official qBittorrent PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or searching “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. To upgrade from a previous release, launch Software Updater and you’ll see qBittorrent available for upgrade after checking for updates.

upgrade qBittorrent

Or run commands below to install /upgrade it from terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install qbittorrent

3. (Optional) To uninstall the 4.1 release and revert to the stock version of qBittorrent in Ubuntu repository, do:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable


A new release of Deluge BitTorrent Client was release yesterday with a collection of fixes to keep the 1.3 stable.

Deluge 1.3.12 is the first stable release in 2015. It brings following fixes and improvements:

  • GTK UI: Add Torrent dialog does not appear
  • Include fix for Twisted 15.0 URI class rename
  • Enable lt extension bindings again for versions >=0.16.7 (this disables Tracker Exchange by default)
  • Backport atomic fastresume and state file saving fixes as another attempt to prevent data loss on unclean exits
  • WebUI: Fixed i18n issue in Connection Manager which left users unable to connect
  • WebUI: Increase cookie lifespan for display settings
  • Console: Fixed ‘set and then get’ in config command
  • Scheduler Plugin: Show current speed limit in statusbar
  • Win32 packaging fixes.


How to Install / Upgrade Deluge in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into Deluge’s official PPA, available for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives (e.g., Linux Mint 13/17, Elementary OS Freya).

1. To add the PPA.

Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa


2. After that, run commands to update system cache and install Deluge (GTK UI):

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install deluge

You may install the package deluge-web or deluge-console if you want the Web UI or the console UI.

For those who have a previous release installed, Deluge can be upgraded directly via Software Updater.


frostwire 5.6.8

The free and open source BitTorrent client FrostWire released v5.6.8 for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. This release mainly fixes issues related to YouTube search and greatly improves the translation to Spanish.

According the official blog post, a final fix is coming to bring back all the search results to UK users, the developers are working as fast and hard as they can.

frostwire 5.6.8 in Ubuntu 13.10

Download FrostWire for: Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian, Windows, Mac OS X, Tarball.

CTorrent is a lightweight command-line bittorrent client which is written in the C++. Original ctorrent’s upstream has stopped its development and now it’s kept updated with new releases/bug fixes by a new developer. It’s built as a console program and it can be even used remotely in a machine that provides outside ssh access. Other main features are:

  • Support for large files (>2GB) and large torrents (>255 files).
  • Strategic selection of pieces to request for download.
  • Continuous queueing of download requests, tuned based on latency and throughput for each peer.
  • Improved download performance, including parallel requests in initial and endgame modes.
  • Improved bandwidth regulation.
  • Improved compatibility with other peers.
  • Performance optimization and bug fixes.
  • An interface for monitoring and managing multiple clients.
  • Dynamic cache allocation and management, including prefetch.

Install cTorrent:

You don’t have to do something special to install cTorrent, just search for and install the package from Ubuntu Software Center.


To run ctorrent:

ctorrent -s new_filename -e 12 -C 32 -p 6881 example.torrent

For more options, run:


There are quiet a few bittorrent programs for Ubuntu Linux. Lince is one which aims to be lightweight and efficient.

Lince bittorrent client

Lince is a light and full featured Bittorrent client coded in C++. The graphic interface has been designed to resemble the old Azureus, simple but powerful. Giving the user all the information in an easy and intuitive way. Another strong point of Lince is its capacity to allow the user to configure it according to his/her wishes.

Lince also has efficiency as top goal. It meets user requirements using as few resources as necessary. Give it a try you will be surprised by its speed and low memory consumption!

Here is non exhaustive list of features that you will find in Lince:

  • A nice User Interface inspired by the old Azureus.
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support.
  • Encryption support (compatible with Vuze / Azureus).
  • Advanced user, tracker and file management.
  • Advanced torrent queue management.
  • Bandwidth scheduler.
  • DHT (trackerless) support.
  • uTorrent Peer eXchange support (PeX).
  • Support for Magnet links.
  • Internationalization support(translators needed).
  • Unicode support.
  • Connection though a proxy.
  • Search engine included.
  • IP Filtering similar to the one in eMule.

Install Lince via PPA:

The GetDeb repository contains latest Lince (1.3) for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13 Maya, 14 Nadia, 15 Olivia users.

For Ubuntu users, download and install below deb to add the getdeb repository:

Download getdeb

For Linux Mint users, enable the repository from Start menu -> Software Sources -> Additional Repositories

enable getdeb repository

After that, install the client via your package manager. Or run below command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open it):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install lince

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