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Uget is a free open source and cross-platform download manager that has the following features:

  • Pause, resume, queue and sort downloads
  • Metalink and torrent file support
  • Batch download support
  • Control max upload/download speed
  • Proxy connection support, etc.

To install Uget On Ubuntu 11.04, run these commands from the terminal:

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

You can start Uget later via the dash:



Uget's screenshot:



To be able to install torrent files, you need to install the aria2 multi-protocol & multi-source download utility with this command:

sudo apt-get install aria2

To activate the aria2 plugin in Uget, right-click on Uget's icon in the upper panel and select Settings:



Open the Plug-in tab, check on "Enable aria2 plug-in", then click OK to confirm:



That's it!

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