As well, I guess at one point in your life, and you must have come across the concept of Torrent that lets you download software, movies, or everything free of cost. However, Using Torrents files of kilobytes size, you can transfer a large amount of data at lightning speed. Also, you can download Ubuntu, Fedora, And Linux Distros Via BitTorrent.
To download such massive data from a small Torrent metadata file, we need a BitTorrent client app that works on the BitTorrent file transfer protocol. Therefore, You can download the file with the facility to pause and resume anytime.
So, This article will guide you on how to download torrents of free and open-source Linux distributions via BitTorrent. Hence, let’s get straight to the first step:
Install BitTorrent Client
Primary, we need to have BitTorrent Client to download Linux distros. The largest Linux distros come with pre-installed BitTorrent Client applications like Transmission in Ubuntu.
You can even install other available BitTorrent Clients for Linux, such as Deluge, qBittorrent, and Fragments. Well, If you are using Windows, there are also several Torrent Clients for Windows.
In this article, I will use Fragments, a GTK3-based, elementary, and easy-to-use BitTorrent client. Now here, You can install it using Flatpak by running the command:
- -flatpak install flathub de.haeckerfelix.Fragments
Whether you haven’t set up Flatpak, check out my beginner’s guide to install & use Flatpak.
Download Torrent File
Following, you need to download the Torrent file of Linux distribution you want to have. The best way I would say is to go to the official Linux distros website and download its Torrent. Suppose it seems like a tedious task for some people, there are other ways to download torrent files.
As typical, there are tons of Torrent websites from where you can search and get the Linux distros Torrents. However, if you want a site, especially for Linux distros, you can check this website. Because it has a torrent of almost every Linux distros, & the best part is that site is regularly updated after every new ISO release.
So, To ease your work to some extent, here I have listed some of the major Linux distros torrents. Click to download the latest versions.
1. Ubuntu 20.04
2. Kali Linux 2020.2 (64-bit)
Add Torrent File
A swell as, Once you download the file, you can open your BitTorrent client, add the file, and start downloading. Whether you click on the downloaded torrent file or magnetic link from the site, it will open directly into the default Torrent app and start downloading.
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As you can notice here, in the torrent client app, you also get an option to pause the download & resume whenever you want.