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    Hi guys, I tested many linux downlaod managers to find any of it alternative to IDM for windows and I found it, they are Aria2c and Axel.

    I made comparison of various tools and programs and I found the fastest ones did'nt have a good GUI like Axel and Aria2.



    the programs that was used:
    Axel
    Aria2c
    Wget
    DownloadThemAll
    Downloader for x (D4X)


    Same versions in ubuntu jaunty res.




    the ISP speed:
    512 KBit/second

    Actual speed:





    the test URL link:
    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2.6.31-rc2.bz2




    Experiment:


    Axel


    How to type command:


    axel -n 20 URL
    -n 20 = Parallel connections (like IDM)


    I typed:
    axel -n 4 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2.6.31-rc2.bz2

    Results:
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2003/24437383.jpg



    Aria2c

    How to type command:


    aria2c -s20 URL
    -s20 = Parallel connections

    Results:
    http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9674/snapshot2nsz.jpg






    Wget


    How to type command:


    wget -t 40 URL
    -t 40 = Set number of retries to number



    Result:


    http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8013/snapshot6a.jpg





    firefox extension DownloadThemAll


    Result:

    http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/102/snapshot9.jpg





    Download for x:

    Result:

    http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/6773/snapshot12t.jpg



    Axel the fastest and Aria2c, others are not close


    We need GUI for Axel and Aria2c ,



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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    aria2 has a xml-rpc server built-in now that makes writing gui frontends easier. I would like to see a gui for aria2 since it supports bittorrent too.

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    I download the file with IDM in MS windows.

    It takes 2:55 minutes

    Axel and Aria2c are the fastest

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    Those programs are sh*t when u compare them to Multiget (available on the repos). Trust me, IT'S DAMN FAST!

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    Quote Originally Posted by artir View Post
    Those programs are sh*t when u compare them to Multiget (available on the repos). Trust me, IT'S DAMN FAST!
    http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/714/aaaavtc.jpg
    Nice GUI but not the fastest

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    Please test multiget if you can, its the closest equivalent of Windows DM and is quite fast.

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    UDP or TCP ...?

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    that is not a good benchmark file to download...

    It only gets about 60-80 kbps, and it is not stable. So you are running at or near peak for the server. In other words, your connection might not be the bottleneck...

    *searches around teh interwebz)

    ok, here a couple files which should be big enough. they are also on a pretty fast server (I get 400-600 kb/sec). The 115 mb would be best... but I understand you might not want to wait that long to download a file that big each time. So the 35 mb or 46 mb would suffice.

    ~35 mb file:

    http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/sunf...0-x86-local.gz


    the ~46 mb file:

    http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/sunf...intel-local.gz


    the 115 mb file:

    http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/sunf...0-x86-local.gz

    don't worry about what they are. I don't know I just picked them because of their size and location (on a fast server). Any data based on downloading anything smaller than that 35 mb file is worthless IMO... and it needs to be on a fast server.

    If you're going to do it, do it right

    also, repeat the test at least 3 time per trial and get an average.
    Last edited by Gizenshya; July 6th, 2009 at 03:41 AM.

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    Re: The fastest linux downlaod managers ever

    have you tried multiget

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