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    torrent with Linux OS


    I am looking for a Linux OS to run on my PC in vpc or vmware to just browse internet and download torrents
    Any suggestion on something small build design just for this

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    Any distro can do this

    Pick one you are comfortable with and install transmission web client

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    You could install ubuntu(or your own favorite distro) to a flash drive. Boot from it...download torrents to your hd ...safely browse the web..does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyers01 View Post
    I am looking for a Linux OS to run on my PC in vpc or vmware to just browse internet and download torrents
    Any suggestion on something small build design just for this
    Why don't you take the leap and dual boot for a fuller experience, as saaid before all distros support torrents. My personal favourite is mepis

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    I agree why not dual boot? Ubuntu makes it quick and painless. As far as a torrent client I have not found anything better for my use's then Deluge.

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    I've been so happy with Transmission that I haven't searched any alternatives... Deluge looks cool...

    It seems flyers is wanting to use windows as default...I run a dual boot and I know first hand the benefits...however a flash drive install might be easier in that you can do essentially everything a dual boot can but without editing the partitions...

    I also recommend a dual boot...the only thing I use windows for is video games...linux for everything else...

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    I have Ubuntu installed in various ways:
    - Running alone in a machine
    - In a pen drive
    - Dual boot in another machine, and
    - A virtual machine inside a PC running Windows 7

    So, a virtual machine is another valid choice.
    I use Transmission client in all of them and it is fine enough.

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    Ubuntu is a little difficult to use but its really cool..

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    Difficult at first, you'll find that it's a lot easier than you currently think.

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    As a Windows user, at first i didn't like it, too much technical stuff, but i got a friend can't live without it.. Isn't it way too hard.. I still use windows but i have to use Linux Centos for my web page..

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