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uGet – The Best Download Manager for Ubuntu/Linux

uGet is a free and open source software for managing file downloads (over HTTP/S, FTP etc). It’s the most popular download manager program for GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, ArchLinux, Gentoo etc. It’s also available for Windows. uGet is lightweight but still a very powerful download manager.

uget ubuntu


  • Downloads queue
  • Resumable downloads (not always, as it depends on server)
  • Batch downloads
  • Clipboard monitor
  • Also supports multiple protocols (http/https, ftp, bittorrent, metalink etc)
  • Categories to easily manage downloading files
  • CLI interface for geeks/nerds
  • Download history management
  • Multiple language support
  • Scheduler & lots of other features you can read here.

Download/Install uGet

On Ubuntu (I’ve tested on current LTS release (12.04) but it should work fine on other versions as well. e.g on upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release), open a terminal and type :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uget

For any other Linux distribution or platforms you should check out the official download page.

Also check out this web based tool for downloading SoundCloud songs.


Monitor your bandwidth usage in Ubuntu/Linux Mint : Download Monitor

Download Monitor is a bandwidth meter. You can easily monitor your network usages/downloads on hourly/daily/monthly basis. If you often run out of bandwidth then you should try it, it may help you in staying within the usage caps.


It’s a simple app with minimal features, it has no fancy graphs, but it works fine (although app icons look little odd) and very easy to use.

Install Download Monitor in Ubuntu (12.10/12.04)/Linux Mint

It’s available in default package repository, so you can install it from Ubuntu Software Center or just execute the command –

sudo apt-get install download-monitor

Recommended Link(s)

Download Monitor at Launchpad

GIMP Magazine

GIMP Magazine (#1) is available for download!

GIMP Magazine is a dedicated magazine for GIMP Image Editor! – It features design works and other GIMP related stuffs such as latest cool plugins (for GIMP), tutorials etc for GIMP users!

The first issue was available in digital format only but from the next issue there is even plan for printed edition (print on demand). The main goal of the project is to promote the GIMP and other relevant open source softwares. The magazine is available free to download (no registration or anything like that) from the site.

GIMP Magazine

Download The Sep Issue

Download GIMP Magazine (PDF)

or visit the official page (refer recommended links section) for more download options.

GIMP Magazine contains some great tutorials, design effects & techniques, resources and cool examples (as an inspiration) for GIMP users! So whether you’re GIMP beginner or an expert (you can even share your experience) – it’s recommended for you.

Recommended Link(s)

steadyflow Download Manager

Download Manager for Ubuntu 12.04

If you’re going to use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as your primary OS then you must install few basic things first (mandatory), then other essential programs as required. Download Manager is really very useful if you download a lot of stuffs directly over the http or ftp protocol (I mean, from browser, rather some other way like torrents). For downloading mp3 tracks from soundcloud, you can also checkout this web based tool : SoundCloud to mp3 downloader.

Although your web browser (Firefox is installed by default) also provide some options to manage downloading but it doesn’t has much features. So you may try some download managers that can easily resume/download stuffs without any hassle.

Steadyflow : Best Download Manager for Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

steadyflow Download Manager

Steadyflow is a simple and easy to use download manager, written in GTK. It has a lot of good features without any unnecessary complexity. Download process is quite simple – just add the URL, choose destination (you can also go for default) or trigger some commands or actions upon completion (it’s not necessary but you can if you want to). So it can easily handle parallel downloads.


Tray icons is very helpful in quickly accessing/controlling the application.

Install Steadyflow in Ubuntu 12.04

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute (or you could search in synaptic package manager or software center) –

sudo apt-get install steadyflow

Note : Steadyflow is one of the top 10 coolest application – so you might be interested in checking out my post- 10 Apps You must try in Ubuntu 12.04.


Fedora 16 beta version released! and available for Download

Fedora 16 (code named as Verne) beta version released! while final version is expected to be released in November 2011. Fedora is one of the most popular Linux based operating system and commonly called as a rock solid distro, with latest cutting edge features that you can expect from a latest Linux distro. Fedora strictly follows open source principles, and uses Gnome as their default desktop.

What’s New in Fedora 16 ?

  • GRUB 2 – the next generation boot loader for Linux
  • improvements in service management, i.e faster boot times and more powerful management of services
  • latest desktops such as KDE 4.7 and Gnome 3.1
  • HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer,  a depreciated component) has been removed, instead of that Fedora 16 uses udisks, upower and libudev
  • New features added to support cloud computing in a variety of ways
  • better virtualization support
  • a lot of improvements from the developers point of view, such as  a new Python plugin for GCC, updated programming environments/API etc
  • Improvements in SELinux policies


Download Fedora 16 beta

Get 32 bit or 64 bit Live ISO or Download Fedora 16 beta from the official website.