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Please name the software similar to the ones I will mention from Windows:

  • Internet Download Manager (IDM)

  • K-Lite Codec Pack (KLC)

  • CCleaner

  • TuneUp Utilities

  • Winrar

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Please note that Ubuntu users (such as the people on this site) don't know as much about Windows programs as you do. Hence, you may not get a good answer, because we don't understand, why something called "CCleaner" could possible be useful. More specifically, you are asking about utilities that appear fix problems of the Windows OS. It's likely that now or in the future, those utilities will not be needed if you get yourself a better OS (such as Ubuntu). –  Jan Sep 29 '11 at 17:10
    
I'm voting this question down because I believe that 'TuneUp Utilities' is just a registry cleaner. (Although I find Ubuntu-Tweak handy) –  aquaherd Sep 29 '11 at 22:38
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Various links below to good AskUbuntu questions & Answers:

  • Internet Download Manager (IDM) --> Lot of choice e.g. GwGet
  • K-Lite Codec Pack (KLC) --> Use vlc or just install all the restricted codecs, i.e.:

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-codecs
    
  • CCleaner --> Lots of choice again - e.g. BleachBit, UbuntuTweak

  • TuneUp Utilities --> Again use BleachBit, UbuntuTweak
  • Winrar --> Lots of choice... e.g. use the inbuilt Archiver (file-roller) or something like 7-Zip
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I would recommend you top enable multiverse repository in software sources:

enter image description here and then install the package ubuntu-restricted-extras and ubuntu-restricted-addon which will install most of the restricted codecs, flashplugin, unrar, microsoft fonts etc. If you need more restricted codecs you may install medibuntu repository as well. You may try mplayer vlcas well for multimedia. Other than that there are lists of download manager although I personally prefer DownThemAll of Firefox. As for tuneups and cleaning utility I would like to add ailurus to the mix.

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  1. There is not alternative to IDM in Ubuntu but you can use DownThemAll firefox extension Here

  2. sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly vlc

  3. sudo apt-get install bleachbit

  4. There is no alternative for TuneUp Utilities in Ubuntu because you dont need it.

  5. sudo apt-get install unrar unzip

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The IDM question is a good one. (I remember the floating button on any flash video on the internet! There are a lot of download managers that pretend to be equivalent to IDM, and they're not. Even in Windows there is no other like IDM, so light and fully featured. Who says there is didn't used it to its full.)

I think you'll have to use different download managers to cover the different capabilities of IDM, so I will try to take them one by one according to my use. Maybe you should specify what specific features you would like most. First of all Linux is a very new happy story for an ex-windowser, as far as downloading is concerned. The download speed is much better than in Windows, as far as I can tell (in most cases up to the top limit of your internet speed - to check it, here) . What you have to do is to put THAT to work. I think the best option is to use different download managers inside Firefox.To capture downloads (especially video, etc) I prefer Firefox addon FlashGet to DownThemAll, because it can also add, manage and change the default download manager of Firefox very neatly. So you can add a lot of different such managers. Axel is my favorite. (More about that, here). If you want separate programs, uget is what I would recommend. But I gave up using such programs after discovering the use of Axel, Prozilla and Wget inside Firefox. JDownloader has better speed than in Windows, you can queue-up there a lot of links, some people even use it as their default manager (I do not recommend it under 2 GB of RAM).

Considering codecs, Linux handles them differently. What you should do is to have mplayer with SMPlayer and VLC up to date and you don't need to worry.

CCleaner and TuneUp utilities are useless here. Linux does not need cleaning up in the sense Windows does (or otherwise dies). Update regularly and if you must have a look at something similar in Linux - look at BleachBit and Ubuntu Tweak.

Instead of winrar just go to Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center and search for types of archives to add that specific capability to your system. Names of archivers: Archive Manager, Xarchiver, Ark, Squeeze, Peazip.

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