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I am trying to replace Windows by Ubuntu, because Linux simply rocks. :-) So I am on the quest finding appropriate alternative software for ubuntu, that I used on Windows (or sometimes Mac) so far.

On the Mac you have UNISON, a really great tool - perhaps the best client I ever saw. On Windows I used GrabIt, not as beautiful as UNISON, but gets the job done.

But now I'd love to read about some propositions for Ubuntu. Which client would you recommend? I'd like to read about about clients which have a GUI as well as about terminal client, that don't need too much everytime terminal configuration or in other words black magic executed while fulmoon using the foot of a crow and a pregnant earthworm and while circling counterclockwise, chanting some spell on elvish... ;-)

By te way: SSL support would be great!

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lottanzb Install lottanzb is a nice desktop client that integrates real well with sabnzbdplus Install sabnzbdplus which is a great web based tool for this sort of thing.

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I recommend just setting up sabnzbd and then connecting this to it, the nice thing about sab is that it has integration with a ton of tools, so your phone, media center, etc. work real well with it.

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pan Install pan

a newsreader having a functionality similar to GrabIt:

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Install via the software center

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Binreader is the simplest, and by far my favorite. It's not complicated to use at all. I hope I helped.


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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – muru Nov 12 '14 at 3:34

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