Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, JDownload is a free download manager written in Java, being available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Among others, it enables the users to easily start/stop/pause downloads, limitate the bandwidth, make the downloaded archives auto-extract, create a list of files to be downloaded simultaneously and split files to fit storage services.
The latest version available is JDownloader 0.9.5.81, which has been recently released.
In this article I will show you how to install JDownloader 0.9.5.81 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
In order to install JDownloader, you need to have Java 7 or Java 8 installed. If not, follow the instructions from below article:
Because it is available via PPA, installing JDownloader 0.9.5.81 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the jdownloader package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install jdownloader
The first time you run JDownloader, it will automatically download and install the latest version available of the app. Just follow the GUI instructions. Also, the GUI installer will ask you to install the FlashGot add-on for Firefox, you can either install it or not.
Optional, to remove jdownloader, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove jdownloader
Or, if you want to uninstall jdownloader, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudu ppa-purge ppa:jd-team/jdownloader