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Hello Linux Geeksters. Transmission 2.80 has been released. It comes with new features and fixes.
As you may know, Transmission is an open-source, multiplatform Bittorrent client, used on many Linux systems. Among other new features, Transmission 2.80 allows the users to rename the files and folders and displays the free space available. To see a full list of changes and new features, click here.
Because the XZ archive format gets popular on Linux, the source code of the new Transmission client will be XZ archived.
In this article I will show you how to install Transmission 2.80 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, Knoppix 7.2.0 and Knoppix 7.1.0.
For all the listed Debian and derivates, it has its own PPA, so the installation is easy. All you have to do is:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install transmission