The qBittorrent application is a free alternative to µtorrent for all major platforms such as Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. qBittorrent is developed by volunteers in their free time so a small donation from everyone can help the project survive.
It is Qt4 toolkit, available in 25 languages and comes with the following 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/BitComet URIs
- 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
- Torrent creation tool
- Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)
- Bandwidth scheduler
- IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)
- IPv6 compliant
- Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order")
- Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD
The qBittorrent v3.1.3 release comes with many bugfixes, speed improvements and updated translations. The v3.1.1 includes Add a key shortcut to "Add link to torrent" feature. You can read the official announcement here.
Install qBitorrent app in your Ubuntu machine
As always we need a terminal, so press CTRL+ALT+T and make sure you type the following commands.
Update Your Source List
sudo apt-get update
Install the qBittorrent app
sudo apt-get install qBittorrent
Once the installation is finished, go under internet applications and click the qBittorrent app, the first time you run this torrent client it will look like in the following image.
Select Agree and continue your qBittorrent "journey".
If you like to see what version of qBittorrent are you running, just go under the Help menu, like shown below.