I finally got Ubuntu running on all of my Windows 7 desktops and laptops under VirtualBox. Anyways, it’s a good idea to run torrent downloads on linux because I simply think it’s a safer environment as sometimes you can download stuff you don’t want to expose your Windows computer to.
Besides that, I love using Ubuntu for all my other stuff like SSH or playing with code.
Anyways, today I was installing BitTorrent client on my Ubuntu, here’s the steps you need to take to install it too.
First, add “universe” to your sources list by first editing the /etc/apt/sources.list repository file.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Uncomment the two #s you see for universe and multiverse, this will allow you to install basically more stuff for your Ubuntu.
Next, do an apt-get install command for bittorrent and install it.
sudo apt-get install bittorrent
Next, do an apt-get install for bittornado-gui, this you will need so you have a nice GUI interface for your bittorrent.
sudo apt-get install bittornado-gui
OR, you can also use Transmission client, which I believe comes as default with Ubuntu.