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dbaryl
07-20-2002, 03:51 PM
Download Managers - Do you use one, and if so, which one? (this mostly applies to dial-up users =)... I've had GetRight for a while now, but would like to find one that's freeware, anyone?

Commander
07-20-2002, 04:55 PM
i use Download Accelerator, it's free and a small prog, about a meg, I'v been using it for a while now.
u can download it from here (http://download.com.com/3000-2071-6289136.html?tag=lst-0-1)

ChrisMUK
07-20-2002, 05:10 PM
I have broadband and i use Getright.

The only reason i have getright is that i sometimes download files that are very big and not even broadband internet connection can download them in a day. Plus i have it cos u never know when u might have to reboot your computer and i could be downloading at that time. :D

Unregistered
07-20-2002, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by ChrisMUK
I have broadband and i use Getright.

The only reason i have getright is that i sometimes download files that are very big and not even broadband internet connection can download them in a day. Plus i have it cos u never know when u might have to reboot your computer and i could be downloading at that time. :D
Its your connection that makes it hard to finish a file in a day, its either where you are downloading it from had a bad upload speed or that you are downloading over a gig.

face_master
07-20-2002, 05:15 PM
Sorry, the above post was mine, but i had to make some corrections so here it is again:

Originally posted by ChrisMUK
I have broadband and i use Getright.

The only reason i have getright is that i sometimes download files that are very big and not even broadband internet connection can download them in a day. Plus i have it cos u never know when u might have to reboot your computer and i could be downloading at that time.

Its not your connection that makes it hard to finish a file in a day, its either where you are downloading it from had a bad upload speed or that you are downloading a single file over a gig (what the hell would that be?).

ChrisMUK
07-20-2002, 05:37 PM
I know its not my connection.
Its the place im downloadin off. But which ever way to continue my download i still need Getright!

face_master
07-20-2002, 05:38 PM
Depends. If you are taking it from your browser or soemthing, yes you would need it. Then again, if you were using a program like Hotline you wouldn't.

MethodMan
07-20-2002, 05:41 PM
When I had dial up I used Download Accelerator a lot more. I use it occasionally for the pause and resume feature, if it is an extremely large file.

Fountain
07-20-2002, 05:47 PM
is that feature not built into XP anyway..sure it is!

Hey! any1 seen the new broadband in uk yet?

It is twice as fast as broadband from BT....yep twice!

Its called 1mb service, and is from (for me anyway) Telewest, so yep its cable..

Wish they would dig my bloody road up and stick a cable in..

1MB??? is that fast compared to US??????????

Enlighten me.

face_master
07-20-2002, 05:57 PM
I repeat, settle down, Fountain...

golfinguy4
07-20-2002, 06:11 PM
Some small college in the US recently implemented something like that. Cisco did it for them. They made a pretty good deal actually. The college received a large discount in exchange for Cisco being able to test new products on their computers.

From what I hear, you can have real time live video conferences that are of very high quality.

civix
07-20-2002, 08:55 PM
Definately Download Accelerator

dbaryl
07-20-2002, 09:04 PM
What kind of license does it have? Freeware? Shareware?

confuted
07-20-2002, 09:38 PM
download manager built into Win XP, huh? I'm using XP and I've never seen one, would you care to enlighten me?

Shiro
07-21-2002, 03:43 AM
Download Accelerator.

Pendragon
07-21-2002, 05:12 AM
What kind of license does it have? Freeware? Shareware?
Download Accelerator is Freeware.
http://download.com.com/3000-2071-6289136.html?tag=lst-0-1

Govtcheez
07-21-2002, 09:09 AM
I thought DA was spyware?

Pendragon
07-21-2002, 09:24 AM
I've heard this too but it's not mentioned on spy checker or adaware...

shaik786
07-21-2002, 12:20 PM
I used GetRight until I discovered "FlashGet", it's really cool.

dirkduck
07-21-2002, 01:38 PM
I use getright myself. I would change, but a lot of other ones I'e used in the past were packed with spyware, so I've just associated download managers with spyware, and stuck with Getright (which I think is clean).