BleachBit 0.9 Is Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu Linux?

Few hours after my little CCleaner (system cleaner for MS Windows) bragging ;-), I checked for updates about BleachBit and realized they in fact has released it to a new version which makes it now the 0.9!.

If you're a bit new, then Bleachbit is another excellent cross-platform (yep, you can use it in both GNU/Linux and MS Windows) free utility, that lets us remove unnecessary files (such as cache and other temporary settings) of a lot of individual applications from a singe "command center" window :).

It cleans the web browser cache, cookies, history (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Chromium and a whole lot others!), GIMP, OpenOffice (although LibreOffice ain't supported yet), MS Office, Gnome 2 and the Gnome 3/Shell desktops search and history, Skype, TeamViewer, Yum (Fedora's default software manager), Wordpad, Winrar, Winzip + a huge list of other apps as usual.

"one place to rule them all!" ;-)...
Just like with CCleaner, under GNU/Linux, it also has the ability to analyze and clean missing program shortcuts, clean memory and the swap file, APT's temporary files, cleanup the free space and files in the Trash ... are again very few to mention.

New features in the 0.9 version...

*. Bug fix related to Thunderbird 5 in GNU/Linux.

*. Removes recently used files entry in Gnome 3.

*. Wallpaper erasing bug (errrr) fixed under Gnome 3.

*. GNU/Linux Kernel 3 support... are among the main ones considering the GNU/Linux users.

You can click on that "Preview" icon anytime to see a preview cleaning which displays things like how much space you'll be recovered, which settings are gonna be cleaned, etc ...
Although BleachBit is in the official Ubuntu repositories but they haven't come up with the 0.9 update yet. But luckily, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 users can install BleachBit 0.9 version by first downloading the appropriate ".deb" package from here.

Then after the installation completes, just double click on it and follow the on-screen instructions. That should do it. So as a final note, if you're looking for a comprehensive system cleaner for Ubuntu ... then BleachBit is one of the best without a doubt!.

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