Bring in a torrent flood with Deluge

For years, BitTorrent has been a popular way to download and share files. On Linux, Azureus has always been the dominant client for connecting to the network, and for a while, people were satisfied. But, as the network grew, more people were not happy with Azureus, even though it has a plethora of features. There were several flaws in it, and while minor, other torrent clients began to spawn.

Deluge is one of those newer clients that has grown into life very quickly. It is fast and simple, making it the perfect Linux complement to ĀµTorrent.

Deluge - Main Window (Edited)

Deluge supports encryption, UPnP, DHT, and other features that have become standard in most BitTorrent clients. It even supports ĀµTorrent's Peer Exchange functionality.

However, the best features of Deluge are not in the main interface, but rather included in the plugins that come with it. For example, the Scheduler plugin lets you define time slots when bandwidth should be unlimited, throttled, or just halted.

Deluge Scheduler Plugin

Other plugins let you define a target share ratio, create torrents, and even run searches on popular torrent trackers.

The development of Deluge has been going at a very fast pace, with useful new features added each release, which usually is every few months. The latest version (featured in the screenshots) is 0.5.2. You can download it at

Happy torrenting, and, er.. stay legal!

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Jacob is a web developer, student, and programmer from Ohio. He is a staff member at the Ubuntu Forums and is most likely a fanboy of the distribution. He loves to write in code and words, play video games, and rant about topics most would have abandoned long ago. Jacob uses GNOME and is never seen running stable software, much to the demise of his laptop.

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  2. # Posted on 28 August 2007 at 08:36 AM

    [...] created as an effective native, GTK-based torrent solution for Linux. Deluge is among the most feature-rich clients in development (second only to Azureus, but without the bloat, and tied with µTorrent [...]

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