If you are looking for an excellent Gnome-based FTP client for Ubuntu, take a close look at the Filezilla, a free, open-source, GNU General Public License FTP client software.
FileZilla is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client, with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.
Filezilla has both client and server software. The Filezilla Client runs on multiple platforms like Windows, Linux and the Mac OS, while the Filezilla Server runs on Windows only.
Some of its the client’s prominent features are:
- Easy to use
- Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
- Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, OSX and more
- Available in many languages
- Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
- Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
- Drag & drop support
- Configurable Speed limits
- Filename filters
- Network configuration wizard
- Remote file editing
- FTP-Proxy support
Installing Filezilla in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
sudo apt-get install filezilla
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Finally, here’s an interview with Tim Kosse, the lead developer of the Filezilla project.
Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need – a web browser, document, spreadsheet and presentation software, instant messaging and much more.
The latest Ubuntu version is Hardy Heron 8.04. There are two more days before Hardy Heron is released to the general public. If you want to know more about Ubuntu and its latest release, you can read more about it from the Ubuntu website.
For those not familiar with Ubuntu releases, you are probably wondering why Ubuntu jumped from 7.10 to 8.04. There is an easy explanation. Ubuntu releases are based on dates instead of incremental versioning format.
The Ubuntu community is committed to release a new version every six months. The latest version, Hardy Heron falls on April 2008, hence version 8.04. The previous release was 7.10 on October 2007.
3 Ways To Get Ubuntu
- Download the CD installer – this is the easiest and fastest way to get Ubuntu. The download size is about 700 MB. There are dozens of mirror sites around the world to serve you. Choose a site near you.
- Purchase CD – Canonical sells a pack of 20 CDs for â‚¬16.50. You can also try Amazon. Some sellers charge a bare minimum charging only for shipping rates.
- Request a free CD – Or you can get Ubuntu for free. The only downside, delivery can take up to 10 weeks.
There are many changes since version 7.10. Here’s a quick rundown of the latest additions to Hardy Heron:
- Linux Kernel 2.6.24
- Gnome 2.22
- Firefox 3 Beta 5
- Brasero – a CD/DVD burning application
- Vinagre – a VNC client
- Totem – a movie player
- and much more
Speaking of Gnome 2.22, there is a cheesy program called Cheese giving you the ability to take pictures and videos from your web cam. It includes graphical effects like mauve, black and white, hulk, saturation, vertical and horizontal flips, vertigo, dice and warp. Here’s a sample photo with vertigo and dice effects.
To install the Cheese program, just type from the terminal:
sudo apt-get install cheese
Enjoy the latest Ubuntu release.