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.
Recently, FrostWire reached to version and comes with some major improvements and features, but the main focus is on performance and stability.
- 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 https://prime.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.8.6/frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.deb $ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.deb $ sudo apt-get install -f
# wget https://prime.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.8.6/frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.rpm # rpm -ivh frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.rpm
Open the Frostwire application, and follow setup wizard screen instructions to properly installing the application.