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Finally a Download Accelerator for Linux that Works with Chrome/Chromium

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"There are not many download accelerators for Linux that integrate well with web browsers and have support for downloading links right from the browser. Command line tools like Axel download accelerator and Aria2 are available for Linux but then you have to download links by copy/pasting them into terminal or in a GUI for it.

"PyAxelWS Download Accelerator Extension for Chromium now allows users to accelerate downloads by using a simple python script PyAxelWS and HTML5 Web Sockets. PyAxelWS is an extended version of original python script Pyaxel that allows users to download files from terminal.

"Pyaxel Features

* Accelerated downloads: Files are divided into pieces and each piece is downloaded via a separate HTTP connection. This can significantly increase download speed if the server throttles individual connections."

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