Deluge is one of the best-known alternatives to Ubuntu pre-installed Transmission BitTorrent client. Deluge is always at least twice as faster as Transmission and more stable while consuming about twice as much RAM.


- is not only about 6 times faster than Transmission,
- but is also much more stable,
- feature-rich,
- having a lot of useful plugins,
- faster developed,
- similar to uTorrent – most popular BT client in Windows,
- multiplatform (it makes switching to Ubuntu a lot easier),
- and has much better and user-friendly interface

Install latest deluge from PPA

Deluge is default available in Ubuntu official repository but it might be old, use the deluge-team ppa instead to get the latest:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deluge

After installation, start it at Applications -> Internet -> Deluge BitTorrent Client