How to : Install Bleachbit 0.9.1 in Ubuntu 11.10/11.04/10.10

BleachBit helps you to clean your computer to free space and maintain privacy. In other words , we can say its alternative to CCleaner which is used in windows platform for the same purpose .

Uses of Bleachbit :

  • Free disk space
  • Reduce the size of backups and the time to create them by removing unnecessary files
  • Maintain privacy
  • Improve system performance (by vacuuming the Firefox database, for example)
  • Prepare whole disk images for compression (common for “ghost” backups and virtual machines) by wiping free disk space

What’s new in 0.9.1 :

  • Clean segments and segment_usage in Google Chrome History
  • Clean favicons on Chromium, Google Chrome
  • Clean “History Provider Cache” on Chromium and Google Chrome
  • Clean download history in Chromium, Google Chrome
  • Fix rare “ZeroDivisionError: float division” bug while cleaning free disk space.

Screenshots :

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Above screenshot was taken when i tried to remove Firefox cache which in turns frees the disk space. The best part is here that you can check preview of “disk space which is going to be recovered” before you actually do it .

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