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How To Run Tribler 5.3.x From SVN In Ubuntu [Decentralized BitTorrent Client]

Tribler is a decentralized, EU-funded BitTorrent client. That means that you can search for torrents from the peers themselves so you do not have to use external servers.

You Can Now Install Apt-Fast From A PPA Repository

Remember apt-fast? Allow me to remind you: apt-fast is a simple bash script that speeds up apt-get download speed (so you would run "sudo apt-fast install firefox" to install Firefox for example) by using Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file.

GIMP 2.6.8 Available On GetDeb

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) version 2.6.8 is available on GetDeb.net, even though this version is not yet available on the official website (so I cannot provide any release changes).

Download Applications From Another Computer, For Offline Installation (w/ Dependencies) in Ubuntu

Some people do not have a permanent access to the Internet or the connection is limited; as an example, a friend can't download files larger than 10 mb. So how to install applications offline, in Ubuntu? Obviously, the packages have to be downloaded from another computer but this should include all the dependencies or else it would be useless.

Download Chrome OS Virtual Machine Disk

Mark Renouf has compiled a VMware image of Chrome OS for testing out in your virtual machine environment:

aria2: Cross Platform Command Line Tool To Download Files From HTTP, FTP and Bittorrent

aria2 is a command line utility for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX you can use for downloading files, which supports HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent, and Metalink. The cli tool can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. Really speeds up your download experience.

P2P Windows And Linux Client Tixati Supports Both BitTorrent Protocol And Magnet Links And Works Like A Charm

Tixati is a free, simple, and easy to use P2P client that is compatible with the BitTorrent protocol and also supports magnet links. I probably wouldn't have read about it if it didn't work on Linux, but that made me take a closer look and so I got to enjoy Tixati.

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Released [Downloads for Windows, Linux - .DEB, .RPM and Mac OSX]

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 has been released. You can find full release notes, HERE.

You can download Windows files, Linux - .DEB and .RPM and Mac OSX files for OpenOffice 3.1.1 from HERE.

How to Download Files From The Web Using Wget [Linux CLI Tips]

In this post: a little about the WGET command:

Download a zip archive:

wget http://website.com/archive.zip

and archive.zip will be downloaded. But we can download files using a lot of parameters. Read on!

Pidgin 2.6.0 Adds Voice and Video (Download Ubuntu .deb)

This release includes major changes and improvements:

Voice and Video support - Thanks to Mike Ruprecht and his Summer of Code project from 2008, libpurple now has a voice and video framework that can be used to add these features to our protocol plugins.

GIMP 2.6.7 Released, Ubuntu .deb Download

GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program was updated today to version 2.6.7. GIMP 2.6.7 comes with lots of bug-fixes and it contains an important fix for using GIMP with the latest GEGL and babl releases.

JDownloader 0.5.859 - New Interface, Firefox Addon and Many other Changes

JDownloader, the java-based (thus multi-platform) download application for services such as Rapidshare and Megaupload released a new version which includes a new interface.

The new version also comes with a Firefox plugin which can automatically handle the download links.

Get The Gimp 2.6.4 .deb (for Ubuntu)

GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc.

Download Pidgin 2.5.1 for Ubuntu (deb package)

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.

Use Twitter in Pidgin (download for Windows, Linux and of course a Ubuntu package)

Previously, the way to connect to Twitter using Pidgin (IM client for yahoo, google talk, msn, etc), was to use a jabber account like google chat, then add Twitter. But Twitter shut down the Jabber service.  So it doesn’t work anymore. But now, Pidgin-microblog can do the trick.

Opera 9.52 Released

We released 9.52 today, which addresses several security and stability issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Download Pidgin 2.5.0 (Ubuntu)

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.

Don’t forget to be part of Firefox’s Download Day!

Don’t forget to be part of Firefox’s Download Day!

The official date for the launch of Firefox 3 is

PyTube: Download and Convert YouTube Videos to Various Formats

If you needed to convert a YouTube video to, say, 3gp format for your mobile phone a few months back, you would probably have to use several applications ran with impossible to remember options. First, you would have to get the video in .flv format using youtube-dl and convert it to avi, mp4, 3gp and so on with a huge command like ffmpeg -i a1Y73sPHKxw.flv -ab 48 -ar 32010 -b 700 -s 320×240 -vcodec xvid -acodec mp3 video.avi (don’t use it). But fortunately, times change, things evolve and new awesome applications hit the Linux streets (not all the time but still..).

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