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Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18 / Fedora 26/25 – Alternative to uTorrent

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qBittorrent is a simple yet very fast open source BitTorrent client for Linux operating system. It is often called as an alternative to uTorrent because it comes with uTorrent like user interface, configuration settings, integrated search engine and much more.

If you are the one looking for the best open source BitTorrent client, then qBitttorent could be a better choice than any other BitTorrent client available online.

Still, you want to use uTorrent:

READ: Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 16.04

READ: Install uTorrent on Linux Mint 18

qBittorent available on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, and FreeBSD. Also, available in 70 languages approximately.

Features of qBittorrent

  • uTorrent like user interface
  • Integrated search engine for searching torrent files over other Torrent search sites
  • qBittorrent Supports BitTorrent extensions such as Magnet links, Distributed hash table, peer exchange protocol, local peer discovery.
  • Has inbuilt web interface similar to regular GUI
  • Sequential downloading
  • Create and publish torrents
  • Schedule and limit the Bandwidth
  • Supports IPv6 protocol

Add qBittorrent Repository (Ubuntu / Linux Mint)

On Ubuntu / Linux Mint, you will need to add the qBittorrent repository for fetching the latest version of qBittorrent as the package in OS repositories may be out of date. Use the following command to add the qBittorrent repository on Ubuntu 16.04  and Linux Mint 18.

### Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18 ###

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
$ sudo apt-get update

Install qBittorrent

Use the following command to install qBittorent on Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18 / Fedora 25.

qBittorrent is available on Fedora base repository, so you do not need to add the repository on Fedora.
### Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18 ###

$ sudo apt-get install -y qbittorrent

### Fedora 26 / Fedora 25 ###

# dnf -y install qbittorrent

Open / Start qBittorent:

Ubuntu: Dash Home –> Search for qBittorent

Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 - Starting qBittorrent
Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 – Starting qBittorrent

Linux Mint 18 (Cinnamon): Menu –> Internet –> qBittorrent.

Install qBittorrent on Linux Mint 18 - Starting qBittorrent
Install qBittorrent on Linux Mint 18 – Starting qBittorrent

Fedora: Activities –> Search for qBittorent

Install qBittorrent on Fedora 25 - Running qBittorrent on Fedora 25
Install qBittorrent on Fedora 25 – Running qBittorrent on Fedora 25

You would need to agree to qBittorrent Legal Notice.

Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 - Accept Legal Notice
Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 – Accept Legal Notice

Screenshots of running qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18, and Fedora 26/25.

Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 - Running qBittorrent
Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 – Running qBittorrent
Install qBittorrent on Linux Mint 18 - qBittorrent
Install qBittorrent on Linux Mint 18 – qBittorrent
Install qBittorrent on Fedora 25 - qBittorrent on Fedora 25
Install qBittorrent on Fedora 25 – qBittorrent on Fedora 25

Enabling qBittorrent Web Interface

You can enable qBittorent web interface by going to Options –> Web UI –> Enable Web User Interface (Remote control).

Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 - Enable qBittorrent Web User Interface
Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 – Enable qBittorrent Web User Interface

qBittorent web user interface will look like below.

Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 - qBittorrent Web User Interface
Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 – qBittorrent Web User Interface

That’s All.

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Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18 / Fedora 26/25 – Alternative to uTorrent

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