Transmission is an open source, volunteer-based project. Unlike some BitTorrent clients, Transmission doesn’t play games with its users to make money. Transmission doesn’t bundle toolbars, advertisements, twitter tools, or anything else. It doesn’t hold some feaures back for a payware version. Its source code is available for anyone to review. Its website and forums have no third-party ads or tracking.
To install Transmission open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Because Transmission is installed by default you can upgrade the to the latest version using the sudo apt-get upgrade command line. When upgraded you can find Transmission under Applications -> Internet -> Transmission BitTorrent Client.
Some features are:
Uses fewer resources than other clients
Native Mac, GTK+ and Qt GUI clients
Daemon ideal for servers, embedded systems, and headless use
All these can be remote controlled by Web and Terminal clients
Local Peer Discovery
Full encryption, DHT, PEX and Magnet Link support