Linux DC++1.1.0

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An open source port the official Direct Connect client for the GNU/Linux platform

editor's review






Linux DC++ is an open source software that provides users with a feature rich DC++ client for the Direct Connect and Advanced Direct Connect networks. It is a file sharing application that allows users to download and share all sorts of files over the Internet.

Features at a glance

Key features include a modern graphical user interface, support for the latest DC++ core, segmented downloading, support for public hubs, hub character encoding, port forwarding support, SOCKS5 and HTTP proxy support, sophisticated queue functionality, and TTH (Tiger Tree Hash) based file integrity.

In addition, users can set custom locations for finished and unfinished downloads, set the maximum number of simultaneous downloads, set the overall maximum upload speed, add favorite download directories, as well as to set share directories (including hidden files and links).

Furthermore, it is also possible to enable or disable system tray area support, chat timestamps, desktop and sound notification, logging, modify the window behavior, add and edit user commands, generate certificates and private keys, filter messages, as well as to enable or disable a wide range of advanced options.

Under the hood, supported OSes and availability

The application is written entirely in the C++ programming language and uses the GTK+ GUI toolkit for its familiar, modern and easy-to-use graphical user interface. It is officially supported on the Ubuntu Linux operating system with binary packages for both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.

In addition, a universal source archive is also available for download, allowing users to configure, compile and install the application on any other GNU/Linux operating system, as long as all requirements are met.

Bottom line

Summing up, Linux DC++ is officially the best Direct Connect P2P client for the GNU/Linux ecosystem, allowing users to download and share all sorts of files from specific DC++ networks in style.

Linux DC++ was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 6th, 2014
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