FrostWire – A Cloud Downloader, BitTorrent Client and Media Player

FrostWire (formerly known as Gnutella) is a free and open-source BitTorrent client and a fork of LimeWire. It was originally very similar to LimeWire in appearance and performance, but later developers added more rich features such as including BitTorrent protocol, 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.

FrostWire - Downloader, BitTorrent Client and Media Player
FrostWire – Downloader, BitTorrent Client and Media Player

Recently, FrostWire reached to version and comes with some major improvements and features, but the main focus is on performance and stability.

FrostWire Features

  • Connect to various torrent search engines and Cloud sources to find millions of free downloadable files.
  • Play BitTorrent media downloads from the cloud before you download it.
  • Download any torrent file with just one click.
  • Easily access, browse, and play all your media files.

Installing FrostWire Bittorrent Client in Linux

There is no 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 the wget command as shown.

On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ sudo wget
$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f
On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
# wget
# rpm -ivh frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.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

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  1. 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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