If you take the Ubuntu alternative download page for example, there, you have the possibility to download the OS also via torrent. Being a peer to peer where files are stored on anyone's machine got me wondering on just how safe would that be compared to downloading an OS image directly from the provider website? Be it for desktops or even for servers where the implications of a security breach in the OS would be huge.
I'm a bit surprised that there's no signature hash that you can use to verify your download...
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer download network that sometimes enables higher download speeds and more reliable downloads of large files. You will need to install a BitTorrent client on your computer in order to enable this download method.