How To Install Transmission Bittorrent Client in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

Although not everyone is fond of the Bittorrent file sharing protocol (especially the ISPs :) ) yet it has become one of the widely used protocols by us users nonetheless. Although the protocol may have few slight disadvantageous such as reliability... only sometimes (because of the lack of "seeds") but when "premium" servers fails to give the users to download files at their full throttle, Bittorrent on the other hand, once started... it can be impressively powerful as well.

If you use KDE as your primary desktop then you can try qBittorrent or Ktorrent for instance. But one of the good things about this utility is, if you want a GUI that can be downloaded in both Qt and GTK+ tool-kits, then Transmission is an elegant application.

Unlike few other "free" applications, Transmission does not come with annoying ads or anything like that in nature. You can manually set uploading/download speeds, downloading folder, enable/disable protocol encryption, Port forwarding, track editing/updating, etc are few of its main features to mention.

If you use Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (should work for other versions as well), then you can install Transmission 2.31 by entering the below command in your Terminal window.
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install transmission


Anonymous said...

One mistake
sudo apt-get install transmission

Gayan said...


Oops, my mistake. Updated the post. Thank You :).

mbahlukman said...

- hehe, thank You .. :-)

Gayan said...


lol, glad you found it useful :)...

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