The best VPN for torrenting: Speed, privacy, and support matter

When you've just gotta have the latest Slackware build.

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You'd think this was the year of the Linux desktop or something given how many people want a VPN for downloading free and open source software through torrents. Yep, that's what you want torrents for, and if there's one thing you need when torrenting free and open source software, it's a secure and private internet connection. Seriously though, besides privacy, you also need to consider speed, and whether a VPN has torrent-friendly servers and services. We go in to more detail on what to look for in a VPN for torrenting below our picks. (To learn even more about all the VPN services we've tested, see our roundup of the best VPNs for all sorts of uses.)

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