How to Install qBittorrent on Zorin OS

qBittorrent is a free and open source bittorrent client for Linux like operating systems. It offers a nice graphical user and Web interface. qBittorrent is fast, stable and provides Unicode support as well and lot of other features. Some of the noticeable features of qbittorrent are listed below


qBittorrent is consider a better torrents client than others because it has an option of auto-shutdown the system after the completion of the downloads.

In this article we will walk through the installation steps of qBittorrent on Zorin OS 12 from Zorin Software Center and from command line.

Installation steps of qBittorrent from Zorin Software Center

Login to your Zorin OS.

Open Zorin software center and in the search field type “qbittorent”


Click on ‘Install‘ Option, then it will prompt us to enter password of your user name


After entering the password click on ‘Authenticate‘ option, It will start installing qBittorrent.


Another Way to install qBittorent is from the command line or terminal

Installing qBittorrent from command line

Open the terminal and type following commands.

linuxtechi@linuxrocks:~$ sudo apt-get update
linuxtechi@linuxrocks:~$ sudo apt-get install qbittorrent -y

Once the Installation is completed Launch qBittorrent

Search qbittorent from Zorin Dash, click on its icon. Example is shown below

Note: By Default qBittorrent is installed under internet Category.


Accept the qBittorrent Legal Notice.


Click on “I Agree” to start qBittorrent


Now start downloading either using torrent url or torrent file.That’s all from this article, explore qBittorrent and have Fun 🙂

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2 thoughts on “How to Install qBittorrent on Zorin OS”

  1. Since I’m not a huge torrent fan, this would just be added “weight” to my system, but I’m sure there are those whom this will become their main go-to torrent downloading app. I think this is the true beauty of Linux as you can install / remove the things you want, and not have to worry about being locked into using a specific software of application. I can use LibreOffice, or Calligra, I can use FireFox or Midori for web browsing, I can use gEdit, or Leafpad as a text editor, and I can decide to use either Geany or Thunderbird to manage my email messages, yeah….you don’t get this kind of freedom in other OS’es


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