Extremely Simple Bittorrent Client for Ubuntu Linux – BitStormLite

Ubuntu comes with a Bittorrent client called Transmission and it is pretty good. It loads fast, quite simple and does its job. But for those who want an even simpler utility that uses very little of your system resources, then BitStormLite is a pretty decent application that might get you interested.

There isn’t that much to say about it. When launched it’ll ask you to open the preferred torrent file and then you can choose a location to save the file and then it’ll start downloading. That’s pretty much it!.

However …

You can change few other minor tweaks such as:


*. Change/Limit the download speed.

*. Change/Limit the Uploading speed.

*. Adjust the disk cache.

*. Shows: Elapsed & Remaining times, uploaded/downloaded size, share ratio, total number of users etc.


If interested you can install BitStormLite in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using the below command your Terminal window.

sudo apt-get install bitstormlite

But remember as said before this is a pretty basic tool so you won’t be able to change many other settings such as Enable/Disable Encryption (useful to have it enabled if you ISP is blocking or slowing down your “legal” torrent downloads), scheduling etc.

But for a fast loading and resources friendly Bittorrent client BitStormLite looks pretty good to me anyway.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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