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Top 10 Torrenting Clients For Linux

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If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 10 years or so, it’s certain that you’ve come across the term ‘torrent’. Torrents provide users the ability to download files in minuscule chunks from a large number of users. Torrents became popular for two major reasons: 1. The ability to pause and resume downloads on will (something which wasn’t widely available when they launched) and 2. For being able to pirate content.

The pause and resume feature blew my mind when I first came across roughly 13-14 years ago. I had a very useless dialup internet connection and it was impossible to be able to download anything larger than a few megabytes without it being disconnected. Torrents solved a huge problem for me and soon after, download managers with such abilities became widespread.

The ability to pirate content is what made torrents largely infamous. Many countries with strict internet laws became extremely vigilant about torrents and actively monitored what was being transmitted through users. Torrent clients were in fact largely used for pirating and therefore garnered a very negative image. Talks about being arrested for torrenting grew so much that people became afraid to use them all together, even though only copyrighted material was illegal to download.

Open source and free material are 100% legal to torrent anywhere in the world and users should be vigilant about what they download. Enough about the brief history of torrents, let’s get down to listing what are some of the best clients out there to torrent. The list is not in any particular order as most clients perform the same tasks and preference is usually by themes and interface. When it comes to advanced features, the users should research what they need before committing to a certain software

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