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FrostWire 5.7.2 Released – A BitTorrent Client for Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Fedora

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FrostWire (formerly known as Gnutella) is an open source P2P client alternative to Limewire. It was originally very similar to LimeWire in appearance and performance, but later developers added more rich features such as including BitTorrent client, Magnet Link, Wi-Fi sharing, Internet Radio, iTunes, Video/Audio Player support. It is written in Java language so it is compatible with all operating systems like Linux, Windows and Mac.

The FrostWire client is used to search, download and share large files and folders such as, Songs, Movies, Games, eBooks, Softwares, etc. across millions of people right from your computer from a peer-to-peer network.

Install BitTorrent Client in Linux

Install FrostWire BitTorrent in Linux

Recently, FrostWire reached to 5.7.2 version and comes with some major improvements and features, but main focus is about performance and stability. Following are the few changes and updates in version 5.7.2.

What’s new in FrostWire 5.7.2

  1. Enabled uTP support.
  2. Multiple crash fixes.
  3. Single file torrents now can be played from transfer list.
  4. Fixes UI Thread freeze when opening Options > Search.
  5. Improved error reporting when a torrent can’t be retreived from a magnet connection.
  6. Spanish translation update by @dennistobar.

Watch FrostWire in Action

Installing FrostWire Bittorrent Client in Linux

There is no any official repository available yet to download and install FrostWire 5.7.2 in Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and RHEL/CentOS/Fedora. So we have to download the “.deb” or “.rpm” package from the official FrostWire website using “wget” command as shown.

On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ sudo wget http://dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/5.7.2/frostwire-5.7.2.all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-5.7.2.all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f
On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
# wget http://dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/5.7.2/frostwire-5.7.2.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh frostwire-5.7.2.noarch.rpm

Open the Frostwire application, and follow setup wizard screen instructions to properly installing the application.

FrostWire Wizard Setup
FrostWire Setup Wizard

FrostWire Setup Wizard

BitTorrent Sharing Settings
BitTorrent Sharing Settings

BitTorrent Sharing Settings

Miscellaneous Setting
FrostWire Miscellaneous Setting

FrostWire Miscellaneous Setting

State Your Intent
State Your Intent

State Your Intent

Library View
FrostWire Library View

Library View

Search and Download
FrostWire Search and Download

Search and Download

Reference Links

FrostWire Homepage

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3 Responses

  1. cosmic says:

    the version is not working for me. . . installed 5.3.6 instead. . . I’m using Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon

  2. Subhadip says:

    The problem with Java based desktop applications are they do not always support native DE styles. Looking from the screenshot, it seems this one is no different. But still +1 to the Devs for hard work they have put in.

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