I’ve blogged about FDM in this blog before, being the best free download manager, and the alternative for IDM, and that it could replace uTorrent on your computer (and if you are using uTorrent, please remove it, it’s malicious!)< and the continue broken downloads using mirrors even if the server doesn’t support it!

FDM 5.1 Interface

It has been redesigned into a more streamlined UI and they made the configuration is easier to use.
One of the biggest changes noted is the addition of a mac version and dropping the support for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Since the addition of a Mac version, I wondered, why not an Ubuntu version? So I e-mailed the contact e-mail, and this is the response they gave me:


Thank you for your feedback.

Our team is planning to release FDM5 for Linux OS, still, not in the nearest future though. We’ll inform all our users. Please keep up with the news on our blog.

I will be following them closely for you!

That means that FDM is one step away from being truly cross platform after being stuck in the Windows ecosystem for years!

Those are fantastic news! The new version is so awesome, Mac addition is lovely, and I can’t wait to see how does it look on Ubuntu, Will it make it in time for Ubuntu 16.04?

Update 2


“Dear Muaad,
Unfortunately, we are not planning to release a Linux build until a stable release for Mac OS X & Windows is out.
However, we are doing our best to make sure that our source code is compilable under Linux to the extent that it will not be too big an issue when we get to it.”

Update 3:
FDM has published a poll for future features, Linux is one of them! So vote Linux!!

Until this wait is over, be more than welcome to use uGet, it’s that good!
Let me know what you think in the comments section below.