Deluge, the popular Bit Torrent client has just released their version 1.2.0. Deluge is completely written in Python and uses GTK+ for the front-end. It is specially made for the XCFE and Gnome desktop environments. Deluge offers fast torrent downloads and has support for multiple trackers.
The best thing about Deluge is that it is cross platform, free licensed under the GPL and has a smooth UI. Deluge also works equally good for many other desktop environments including KDE and is not just restricted to Gnome.
Deluge has some awesome features making it one of the good torrent softwares for linux:
- Deluge has support for a web UI, a console UI and a GTK+ based UI.
- It supports proxy connections.
- It has support for µTorrent Peer Exchange.
- It allows private torrents.
- It has an amazing plugin support allowing adding more features.
- It allows bandwidth distribution among downloads, allowing speed management.
- It allows password protecting torrent downloads.
You can try out Deluge at the official download page.
Ubuntu users can get the download of their .deb package at this page.
Another popular torrent clients to try out in Linux is Transmission which is an in-built client. Deluge has many added features over Transmission and the package download for Ubuntu given above is specifically for Ubuntu 9.04 and above.
Giveaway of the Day is giving away the much popular Partition Manager 10.0 Personal software from Paragon completely for free for about 3 more hours. The original software costs $39.95 and just for today, it is being given away for free, thanks to LifeHacker’s post.
Partition Manager 10.0 Personal has full support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista (including the 64-bit versions) and support for the latest Linux kernel and GPT-formatted hard disks used in Windows 7, Vista, Mac OSX and some Linux distros.
With advanced features such as restoration of data from bare metal state, restoring partitions with resizes and a PowerShield technology that lets you resume partitioning and other services even after a power failure, this is a software built for those who will be working under precarious conditions.
The site itself tells you of the number of places where your data can be backed up:
Back up data and system to an archive, a local drive, an external USB/Firewire drive, CDs, DVDs or network share.
However, do note that this version does not come with free technical support or free updates to higher versions. It is also strictly for non-commercial use.
So what are you waiting for? Download the giveaway within the next three hours and start backing up and segregating your data so that you can experiment with OSs! If you ask me, this is the best way to start loving Linux (keep rotating distros every week!)
Ubuntu Tweaks has released the version 0.5.0 of the software. Ubuntu tweaks is a revolutionary software which takes customizing Ubuntu to totally new heights. This betters our experience of using Ubuntu. It has got many new features like syncing data from the web, a better UI and lots more.
The new version supports only the latest full release of Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Given that, it also supports other Ubuntu based distros like Linux Mint 8, but has no support for older versions of Ubuntu.
The version 0.5.0 has made many major changes like:
- Dropped support for any Ubuntu version before 9.10
- Used native system icons in UI
- A redesigned sidebar and title bar
- Improved third party source, with data sync enabled.
- Improved update manager
- A show desktop button
The new version of Ubuntu tweaks will also allow automatic updates of the software list and this will keep the software list up-to-date, always. Also, the add-remove software which has been replaced by the application center is much better in usability and updates the data from UTCOM, that is, the ubuntu-tweaks.com website.
Download Ubuntu tweaks at this page.
Jolicloud Pre-beta is now available for downloads. We had covered the new features in Jolicloud Pre-beta, the new pre-beta downloads include Jolicloud Express a native Windows installer for installing Jolicloud.
The downloads are available as both torrents and HTTP downloads. Visit the Jolicloud download page to choose your download type. If you are not running Windows, you can also download the Jolicloud ISO to USB installer, to create a installer for USB drives.
We will do a complete review of Jolicloud pre-beta in near future, so stay tuned for it.
Mozilla has finally released the final version of Thunderbird 3 based on the Gecko 220.127.116.11 platform. Thunderbird 3 contains several new features including:
- New search with Advanced Filtering Tools
- Autocomplete in Search
- Enhanced mail account setup wizard
- A new redesigned mail toolbar
- Tabbed email messages
- Smartfolders to combine multiple folders
- Message summary view
- New add-ons manager
- Improved Address book
- Improved Gmail integration
In addition to that, there are also performance improvements while dealing with IMAP email. That’s a boatload of features isn’t it? Then go ahead and download Thunderbird 3 right away.
Thunderbird 3 is available for Windows, Linux/Ubuntu, Mac OS X and works without problems on Windows 7.
Download Thunderbird 3
Microsoft has just released version 14.0 of Outlook Connector. Outlook Connector is now know as Outlook Hotmail Connector and is compatible with Office 2003, Office 2007 and Outlook 2010.
Outlook Hotmail Connector basically allows you to access your Windows Live Hotmail account in Outlook without having to use POP or IMAP. The new version includes better Junk filter settings, integrated send/receive, integrated connection status and rules support for secondary accounts.
You will find the download links below for your Outlook version and operating system type.
Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit
Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2010 64-bit
Thunderbird 3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is out for downloads. You can check out the entire list of features in Thunderbird 3 or download Thunderbird 3 RC 2 for testing purposes.
Don’t use it on a production environment yet as there may still be bugs to iron out.
Download Thunderbird 3 RC 2
The WordPress team has just released WordPress 2.9 Beta 2. You can download and test the latest version of WordPress right away.
The new beta includes several fixes which can be seen here. Do not use this on your production blog as there may still be bugs in it.
Download WordPress 2.9 Beta 2 (direct link)
Well we all love Vanilla ice-cream, don’t we? But this Vanilla we are talking about is a bit different. Vanilla Forums is a free and opensource Forum software, which you can download and install on your own servers.
Vanilla has support for themes, plugins and is multi-lingual. You will find several add-ons in the Vanilla addons gallery.
Download Vanilla Forum Software
Ubuntu 9.10 was released less than a month ago, however work had already begun on the next version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Lucid Lynx is scheduled for release sometime next year, however, you can download the development versions of Lucid Lynx and try it out in your test environment.
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx downloads are available for both 32bit and 64bit PCs. However, you might not able to fit the 64bit edition on a single CD due to an unidentified bug. However, you can still run Ubuntu Lucid Lynx using a DVD, USB Drive or Virtual machine.
Download Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx ISO [via Webupd8]