Minimalist Bittorrent Client for Ubuntu Linux: Gnome-bt

If you have already tried BitStormLite (simple and a clean looking Bittorrent client) and looking for something that is very similar in nature then Gnome Bittorrent Downloader (“Gnome-bt” for short) is for you.

It is also a very lightweight and comes with reasonable amount of options, but it does not come with file queue or simultaneous file download support. You can open multiple instances of ‘Gnome-bt’ as a fix but that is not really the way to do it. So please be aware of that.

Other features …

*. Start/Pause and Stop downloads.

*. Change upload speeds and users per upload but does not support changing download speeds (might concern some).

*. Shows download speed, elapsed time, remaining time, downloaded size and a few more.

*. Event-log that shows errors, peer connection status etc.

Well, that’s it!.

You can install Gnome-bt in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by simply typing the below command in your Terminal window.

sudo apt-get install gnome-btdownload

Once the download completes, you can launch it using the menu OR for the Unity users, search for “gnome bittorrent”.

Anyhow, as mentioned earlier this is not the for obsessive Bittorrent users 🙂 but only suits those who are looking for a simple tool and don’t need features such as file queue management. Good luck.

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