Best Download Accelerator for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X

By | July 29, 2008

We all know that windows has a lot of Download accelerators for it, but same is not true with Linux and Mac , although their are alternatives like Kget and wget in Linux , but still they are not that effective as they can not be integrated with Firefox, do not have multi-threaded download feature etc.

wxDownload Fast (also known as wxDFast) is an open source download manager. It is multi-platform and builds on Windows(2k,XP), Linux and Mac OS X. Besides that, it is a multi-threaded download manager. This means that it can split a file into several pieces and download the pieces simultaneously.

Download accelerator for Linux


  • Faster downloads (with Segmented/Multi-threaded/Accelerated transfers)
  • Download resuming (Pause and restart where you stopped)
  • Download scheduling
  • Organizes files you have already downloaded
  • View server messages.
  • Available in multiple languages and easily translated. Now available in Portuguese [Brazil], Spanish, English, German, Russian, Hungarian, Armenian, Indonesian and Dutch
  • Connection to HTTP/FTP servers which require a password
  • Calculates the MD5/SHA1 checksum of downloaded files so they can be easily verified
  • Metalink support
  • Firefox integration through FlashGot
  • Can be used as a portable download manager (Windows only)
  • Can be used over proxy servers(HTTP proxy support)


    Download links for various OS

    Windows XP Binary – wxDownloadFast_0.6.0.exe ( ##For Windows)
    MD5: ad4af1eb70ea42d2bbae264b1403c79a

    Windows XP Binary (portable) –
    MD5: c8d5de542df1f080db8d3585fafdebcd

    Source Code – wxdfast_0.6.0.tar.gz
    MD5: 05c2a71cc8f811d1ad5916fce29b7b3a

    Debian Sid Binary Package – wxdfast_0.6.0_i386.deb  (## for Ubuntu)
    MD5: 5a9facc805574b9d3e2314cea0978515
    Or add the line "deb-src unstable main" to your sources.list and use: apt-get install wxdfast

    Ubuntu Edgy i386 Binary Package – wxdfast_0.6.0-1_ubuntu_i386.deb
    MD5: 5f5572c221a0eff912ce1e59ed07e7c0
    Package created by a user called Mallo Blenne.

    Ubuntu Edgy AMD64 Binary Package – wxdfast_0.6.0_amd64.deb
    MD5: 83b05adb42bf7526cc91e41e0f48a15b
    Package created by a user called John Clark.

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