Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, NitroShare is an open-source application that allows the users to send files over the LAN network. It has support for drag and drop for both files and entire directories, so it is very useful to use, it automatically discovers all the devices on the local network and has an intuitive user interface.
The latest version available is NitroShare 0.3, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:
- updating to Qt 5 from Qt 4
- simplification of discovery
- removal of limitation on file size during transfers
In this article I will show you how to install NitroShare 0.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing NitroShare 0.3 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nitroshare package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:george-edison55/nitroshare-dev
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nitroshare
Optional, to remove nitroshare, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove nitroshare