Monday, August 18, 2008

List of Download Managers Available in Ubuntu

A download manager is a computer program designed to download files from the Internet,unlike a web browser, which is mainly intended to browse web pages on the World Wide Web (with file downloading being of secondary importance).

Download Manager Features
  • Pausing the downloading of large files.
  • Resuming broken or paused downloads (especially for very large files).
  • Downloading files on poor connections.
  • Downloading several files from a site automatically according to simple rules (file types,updated files, etc. - see also Offline Browser).
  • Automatic recursive downloads (mirroring).
  • Scheduled downloads (including, automatic hang-up and shutdown).
  • Searching for mirror sites, and the handling of different connections to download the same
  • file more quickly (Segmented downloading).

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