ProZilla is one of my favourite download accelerators. I like it because it's simple, fast, and lightweight. I have written many posts about it on Ubuntu Buzz! So please search for "ProZilla" if you want to read them all. In summary, ProZilla is a command line based download accelerator which can increase the download speed of any file, reaching peaks that may be up to 300% faster than the normal download rate of some programs.

To be able to accomplish its objective, ProZilla divides the programs into small pieces, and then completes multiple connections in search of the pieces, in such a way that it doesn't place so much stress on a single connection, because it divides the effort among many in such a way that it make use of the full bandwidth of our Internet connection.

As far as I know, ProZilla is not available on Ubuntu repository, so I decided to maintain its PPA, well, because I like ProZilla, of course. If you want to try this out. Simply open the Terminal and run the following command:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tahutek-team/prozilla
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install prozilla
The above PPA provides ProZilla package for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. If you are using the older version of Ubuntu, please use this PPA instead:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install prozilla
If you find any problem with the PPA above, please contact me via comment form :)

For basic usage instructions of ProZilla, please read this post. Regards :)

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