Downloading Free with Free
I like free software, but all this time I've been downloading it with FlashGet, the shareware/adware download manager. Which I realise is slightly hypocritical. So I've mostly stopped using FlashGet now, in favour of wxDownloadFast
wxDownloadFast is a Brazilian program, but it has language files for English, Portuguese, and Italian. At first glance, it's clearly less feature-rich than FlashGet, but I don't think that matters. All I want is a manager that supports large files, supports pause/resume, and works with the DownloadWith Firefox extension that I use. And wxDownloadFast does that. It also has archives and basic statistics, which are also nice.
What I don't want in a download manager is Internet Explorer integration, banner adverts, and nag screens. I don't want unexplainable bugs that make my downloads stall at 99%. AmazeSoft may want to do business this way, but as long as someone else is providing a free alternative, I won't have to.
99% stall.... nothing to do with me.... honest.
8-) / Comment from Tunnie on 26 Oct 2004 at 16:11.
Don't worry - it started doing it on loads of servers. Of course, I might have been able to figure out how if I had the source... / Comment from Robert Marshall on 26 Oct 2004 at 21:38.
yer, i understood what u guys are on about ( :s ) / Comment from AD4M on 26 Oct 2004 at 21:58.
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