uTorrent for Linux
When I used to use Windows XP, i was in love with uTorrent.
It was a small light-weight torrent client and with low memory usage. I was just fond of it for all my torrent related activities.
But when I shifted to Ubuntu I missed uTorrent very much. People said that it was possible to run uTorrent in Ubuntu using Wine, but I didn’t give it a shot and moved to Transmission instead.
Just a few days ago I found that uTorrent had released a native client for linux. I was overjoyed and moved to try it out.
First head over to the uTorrent Downloads page for the linux native client and download it.
The minimum system requirements as specified are :
- 32-bit Ubuntu 9.10+, Debian 5+, Fedora 12+ (others untested)
- Linux kernel 2.6.13 or newer required
Now follow these steps to get uTorrent up and running :
- Extracted the .tar.gz file that you have downloaded
- Install/Update the ia32-libs in Synaptics Package Manager
- Double-clicked the extracted ut-server file
- Open a web-browser (Firefox for me) and type in http://localhost:8080/gui/
- When asked for username/password, type in admin/(blank)
This is how uTorrent looks when run under Ubuntu 10.04 x64.