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KGet

KGet
Screenshot of KGet on KDE 4.2.2
KGet on KDE 4.2.2, showing an ongoing download
Initial release May 26, 2002 (2002-05-26)[1]
Stable release 2.9.1 / September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Download manager
License GNU General Public License
Website //kget/internet/applications.org.kdewww

KGet is a free download manager for KDE, and is part of the KDE Network package. By default it is the download manager used for Konqueror, but can also be used with Mozilla Firefox[2] and rekonq. KGet was featured by Tux Magazine[3] and Free Software Magazine.[4]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Features 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

On KDE 3, KGet 0.8.x, 1 supported HTTP/FTP download.[5] On KDE Software Compilation 4, KGet 2 was released; it supported bandwidth throttling segmentation, multi-threading, and the BitTorrent protocol.[4]

Features

  • Downloading files from FTP, HTTP(S) and BitTorrent sources.
  • Pausing and resuming of downloading files, as well as the ability to restart a download.
  • Tells lots of information about current and pending downloads.
  • Embedding into system tray of the host system.
  • Integration with the KDE Konqueror and Rekonq web browsers.
  • Metalink support which contain multiple URLs for downloads, along with checksums and other information.
  • Automatically tags downloaded files with download information (such as the download URL) using Nepomuk.
  • Download from multiple servers to speed up download time (segmented file transfer).[6][7]

References

  1. ^ "KGET Advanced Download Manage". SourceForge. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ Upfold, Peter (July 23, 2008). "Using KGet Download Manager with Firefox". FOSSwire. 
  3. ^ "Simplify Downloads With Kget". TUX Magazine. 2005-03-29. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  4. ^ a b Richmond, Gary (2007-10-08). "Managing and configuring downloads with KGet". Free Software Magazine. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ Marinof, Mihai (9 October 2006). "KGet Review". Softpedia. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  6. ^ Multi segment KIO' is available by default in KGet"'". 
  7. ^ "Question: I want to download 1 file, but open, let's say, 8 connections for that file to a faster download". 

External links

  • Official website
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