My bro said there are loads of films for nowt on Torrent but one has to have some kind of software for it- what would I need in Linux? ( he’s on Mac)

You’re running Peppermint aren’t you ?

Transmission … and it’s already installed … but if not, run:

sudo apt-get install transmission

On Peppermint on this old laptop yes and Mint on the netbook. Cannot see Transmission on this laptop will do that command.

$ sudo apt-get install transmission
[sudo] password for melissa:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
transmission is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
language-pack-en-base language-pack-kde-en libwxgtk2.8-0
language-pack-kde-en-base kde-l10n-engb libwxsqlite3-2.8-0 libwxbase2.8-0
firefox-locale-en language-pack-en amarok-help-en
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 65 not upgraded.
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $

It’s already installed … look for “Transmission” or “Bitttorrent Client” in your menus … if you’re using Peppermint, it’ll be in the “Internet” menu.

Nowhere near as much fun since they closed demonoid down. That was a great source for hard to find, out of print, etc.

KAT (kick ass torrents) is also now blocked in the UK as are one or two others. That was also a good site. Sometimes there are mirros that can be connected to, sometimes not. Seeing as how, according to unofficial information, Virgin Superhubs transmit a list of everything you do every 4 hours or so, they can keep an eye on the most popular sites. Though, as yet, there is no power to block each torrent site as and when they come across it . No doubt that power is on its way. The commercial, DRM obsessed Corporate sector has won the battle with legislatures. Any arguments in favour of fair use, the right to share, etc, have been bribed, sorry “lobbied” out of existence. Enjoy the “freedom” while it lasts, because it won’t.

A good search resource is - it searches torrent sites and presents you with a list of what it finds. This is more efficient than going for individual sites.

Since they blocked Pirate Bay I use Isohunt it has everything just be careful for the ,rar files


Vuze is a good torrent client ( so I’ve been told) and is in the repos.
Also try Yify Torrents for films (so I’ve been told)

Thanks guys- might let my Mac geek bro do my downloads for me- he seems to like doing it lol.