Download uTorrent For Ubuntu
Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? I hope you are all having a great week so far. My week has been pretty good except for the extra hot weather. It is insanely hot right now and humid! Ahhh we need some rain to cool this place down. Anyway, please read on…
Today we have an awesome app for you to try out if you have not already. I introduce you to uTorrent. Some of you might have heard of it or some of you probably use it on your Windows 10 and Windows 7 PC’s. Well you are in luck, uTorrent is available for Linux! So us Ubuntu or Linux Mint users can smile ear to ear. Let’s find out what makes uTorrent still, the best Bittorrent client available on any OS.
What Is uTorrent?
µTorrent is a freeware, closed source BitTorrent client by BitTorrent, Inc. Its the software developed for downloading large amount of files. It is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data.
uTorrent Linux Features:
µTorrent is a little over 2 MB (smaller than a digital photo!). It installs ultra-fast and will never hog your valuable system resources.
Download your files as quickly and efficiently as possible without slowing down your other online activities.
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Install uTorrent For Ubuntu Linux
Install uTorrent Server on Linux Manually
Step 1: Download latest uTorrent Server by using the download link right above.
Step 2: Extract uTorrent Files
- Launch terminal (with Ctrl+Alt+T or search Terminal in dash and click to open it) Change directory to Downloads folder
- Extract uTorrent files to the /opt directory
sudo tar -xvzf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/
Step 3: Set Permission
- Set permission on uTorrent-server folder
sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/
Step 4: Set Symbolic link
- Run the command to link uTorrent server to the /user/bin directory.
sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver
Step 5: Start uTorrent
- Run the following command in the Terminal
utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/
Note: If you get an error about
libssl.so package missing, then
- Run the command below to install it:
sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386then try starting it again. (change to current version)
Step 6: Log into uTorrent
- Open Firefox/Chrome and browse to the URL
- The username is admin and leave the password field empty
uTorrent Ubuntu Screenshots