58 thoughts on “Linux.com features FDM”

  1. Please, develop a MacOSX version! I have searched a lot and there is no software like FDM for mac. There are some shareware download managers that don’t come close to FDM functionality… I have to switch to Windows on my MacBook everytime I have to download something big.

  2. Look at Downloader for X (D4X) for linux. It isn’t FDM but not bad. With the GPL, maybe some good people will contribute to a version for X? Then we can stop using the Firefox downloader completely 🙂

  3. the article say it just featured on linux.com but the does anywhere it does not tell us if FDM would be suppoting Linux
    in near feature

  4. please develop FDM for ubuntu.
    i do like FDM so much and cant think about any other stupid download managers.

    plz plz plz all of us are looking forward for the linux version of FDM.

  5. Yes I like FDM too, but it very nice if there a linux version, which is same opensource too

    I like a concept about remote download server, which can optimize our network bandwidth, so every people in my office can fast to get same download file from internet. Like another server concept (Server Donwload Manager),

  6. Oh yes! Please develop FDM for linux and if possible make it Open Source too. I love it very much. No download manager can take the place of FDM in my box!

  7. ohh please make a mac version!
    that will be compatible with my historic OS 10.2.8
    it’s my download computer.
    saves the others from viruses

  8. I, as well as the many others who use Linux, would greatly appreciate a Ubuntu debian port of Free Download Manager. Or maybe even just a wine using FDM compatible plugin for native Linux Firefox!

  9. Once again I visit the download site of what I believe to be “the most dependable download manager” in cyberworld. This time I wasn’t looking for an *.exe installer. I was hoping the GPL anouncement will be followed by a release of *.tar.gz kind of installer or maybe *.bin

    Such a release will do the Linux world real good and its about time too. I greatly appreciate this software. No headaches over *.deb or *.rpm just a *bin or *tar.gz will do! More grease to your elbows!

  10. Fellas relax!!!!!!

    First think about the feasibility of making it free source.
    – These guys will loose their source base
    – Once source is out it’s not that difficult to port to your historic/fantastic/blah blah Linux flavours

    This is however unlikely to happen.


  11. Hello ppl there exists a wonderful download manager for linux..rather for firefox its a ff plugin called as down em all check it out itw awesome

  12. hi.. i found the source code by accidently on sourceforge.net but I don’t think it can be compiled in linux yet .. so If any one can , you will please alot if you try ..

  13. Well actually I was struggling to get download manager on linux.. But thanks to WINE . I successfully installed fdm on linux inside wine. Just one exception that u need to copy a missing dll file into the fdm directory.. if you guys need help on this; i am glad to help u (anandan.personal@gmail.com)


  14. Hi, i want a version for linux too, any body know something like FDM but not D4X, that is not so stable…

  15. I’ve used FDM from past 4 -5 years on windows, now that I am working with Ubuntu I would like to request one.
    I VOTE 4 linux FDM

  16. Thanks a lot Farreina. I’m using LinuxMint 10 (Ubuntu based distro) and your tip save my day! FDM is working like a charm now!

  17. I’m for the Linux version too! Especially an Ubuntu version. It’s getting popular these days. Even utorrent is going to release a Linux version! Please hurry up!

  18. FDM for Linux would be so great! PLEEAAAASE! I tried every downloadmanager available for Linux. But FDM is much better (faster, no broken downloads)!

  19. Please port FDM to linux….there’s no such good download managers like FDM…You guys made a promise long time before…..Hope you remember it now also….

  20. You know, the source code IS freely available, written in C++ and possibly Linux-friendly. If someone can possibly port the source to C++ it would be less effort for the devs 🙂 Hey, maybe even BSD can benefit 🙂

    So, who’s up for some code building?

  21. FDM is the best download manager. It is better than IDM, because it has a feature allowing to pause all downloads with the speed of a few bytes. This feature helps when we want to do net surfing and if downloading is running surfing speed is very slow. We can pause download that provide no facility to resume. We can change name of a file before the download is complete.
    Please develop FDM for Linux.

  22. I can’t wait for a GNOME port, FDM is essential software to me that I can not do without.
    I’ve a PC running Windows 7 and another one running Fedora Workstation and I’ve to say that FDM is the single application that I miss the most when I’m using GNOME.
    Please, it’s almost 10 years already.

  23. Does not matter which GNU/Linux distribution you are using or Desktop environment. Access to source code will surely prompt any number of devs to step up and make it happen in a way that would benefit all distributions, regardless of branding. For instance, take a look at Etcher, the USB writer that is a self-contained AppImage, which only requires some small dependencies from whichever distributions you run it from.
    So, please give access to source code and I am almost sure GNU/Linux developers will make it happen. Maybe even talk to the people who make etcher possible on most platforms. Just make sure there is proper licensing that forbids adding code that abuses users privacy and rights as users and open an option for developers that have proper skills to sign up and help this happen. People will love you for it.
    Just a thought.

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