Transmission is the default bit torrent client in Ubuntu. It is one of my favorite bit torrent clients. Its simple interface is the thing I like the most about Transmission. Although it many seem inferior compared to some other bit torrent clients, it is still a very good client and has all the features most people would need.
With the release of Transmission 2.0, it has just become a lot better. Transmission 2.0 has a number of improvements/changes from the previous version. These includes:
- More lightweight and faster startup time.
- “Local peer discovery” to discover peers in the local network.
- Better tracker announcement.
- Use of IEC standards.
If you are using Ubuntu, here is how you can install it:
Open the Terminal.
Add the PPA ppa:transmissionbt/ppa with the command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
Then update the software list with
$ sudo apt-get update
Finally upgrade with the command
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Or, if you want to upgrade only Transmission execute (the above command will update the whole system)
$ sudo apt-get install transmission