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KGet

KGet

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 and rekonq.

History

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

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.
  • Gives 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).

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