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gabmuks
July 11th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Hello and good day.

I recently read that it is preferable to use torrent downloads of Ubuntu OS.

Is it difficult for a novice to install a Torrent download?

Is there a "How to install Torrent download" thread that I could follow?

Thank you for your time

Pat L.

Version Dependency
July 11th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Torrents are very easy to use. All you need a torrent client. Transmission is the default torrent client in Ubuntu, but other good torrent clients include Vuze and Deluge, both of which are available on Windows as well as Linux.

Then all you need to do is click on a link to a .torrent file and it should open up your default torrent client and begin downloading. That's it.

You can grab Ubuntu torrents here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads

sffvba[e0rt
July 11th, 2012, 10:02 PM
If you use the torrent or if you download the ISO directly you will get the same file and you need to follow the same steps as indicated on the site to install.

As mentioned the default application in Ubuntu is Transmission and it should automatically open when you click on the link to open the torrent download (once you click a small torrent file is downloaded then Transmission opens it and starts the download).

If any of the steps on the site are unclear or you are not sure just ask here and we will gladly assist :)


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Whovian
July 12th, 2012, 09:16 PM
Don't worry torrents are very easy to use like Version Dependency said all you need is a client. If you are running windows use utorrent it is fast easy an minimal usage. If you are already running a linux distro could use transmission or what some others prefer deluge it is usable on all platforms an easy to configure. Hope this help an here are some links that might help.

Clients:
http://www.utorrent.com/ - windows only
http://deluge-torrent.org/ - any OS
http://www.transmissionbt.com/ - Mac & *unix

Info:
http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/peersharing/a/torrent_search.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrent_file
http://www.sidewalkcrusaders.com/bthowto/btstart.html

gabmuks
July 12th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Thank you all very much!

I did successfully do the torrent download of Xubuntu.

It took about 2 hours. I then loaded on CD and installed the

Xubuntu 12.04.

It worked great!