BleachBit 4.0.0: New version with improvements, fixes and changes

BleachBit 4.0.0: New version with improvements, fixes and changes

BleachBit 4.0.0: New version with improvements, fixes and changes

On Sunday, April 19 of this year 2020, the news of the release of the new version of an excellent management application cleaning the Operating System and Free Disk SpaceCalled BleachBit. Application that we have already recommended in past publications, for its excellent features, functions and performance, and of course, for being from Open Source.

BleachBit, is usually well known and used, since it usually reminds or equals in potential and form of use, proprietary tools, well known as CCleanerOn Windows.

BleachBit 4.0.0: Introduction

That is, it not only simply performs file deletion tasks, but is capable of executing the file destruction To prevent recovery, the cleaning free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and the optimization of application loading and execution, Such as Firefox, to make them faster.

About BleachBit

Specifically, in its Official website, its developers comment on it the following:

"When the computer fills up, BleachBit quickly frees up disk space. When your information is your sole concern, BleachBit protects your privacy. With BleachBit you can free cache, delete cookies, clear internet history, destroy temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it cleans thousands of applications, including Firefox, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera and more".

Meanwhile, in a previous article of us, we comment on it the following:

"Bleachbit is a multiplatform utility whose main functionality is to free up space on our hard drive, much in the style of the famous and practical "Ccleaner" in Windows. And like "Ccleaner", it allows us to delete files minimizing the chances of their recovery. Other very good applications of this style are: Sweeper, Stacer y gcleaner".

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BleachBit 4.0.0: Content

BleachBit: System Cleaner and Free Disk Space

Even if, the news of said release or release, I do not include more details about the improvements, corrections and changes included, these are related to the following:

  • Python 3 support to improve compatibility with modern GNU / Linux Distributions.
  • Deeper cleaning web application files (Chrome, Firefox or Opera browsers).
  • More accurate cleaning orphaned packets with DNF.
  • Better visualization of free space.
  • Support for cleaning new applications.
  • Inclusion of new installers by distribution.

BleachBit 4.0.0 Installation

Although, in the majority of the GNU / Linux Distros You can install the same via repositories, to make use of this latest released version, we must go to the official download section of their official website and download the installer corresponding to your GNU / Linux Distro used. In our case, we download the package to DEBIAN 10 (Buster), since I use MX Linux 19.1.

Therefore, after downloading, the following command is executed:

sudo dpkg -i Descargas/bleachbit_4.0.0_all_debian10.deb

BleachBit 4.0.0: Installation

And you can enjoy the benefits and benefits, of bliss remake.

For more informationOn this application you can access the following links:

And to make better use and / or achieve the expansion of the potential of BleachBit, which is also applicable to CCleaner, you can use the plugin called winapp2. To learn about this complement, you can visit the following links: GitHub-BleachBit y GitHub-FlyDotTo.

Difference between BleachBit and CCleaner

Tests carried out on the same Operating system Windows, all things being equal, that is, configuring all the available options in each one, except the option called "Free disk space". as BleachBit, and the call "Clear free space". as CCleaner, it has been shown in many cases that:

  • BleachBit wins in number of files detected (scanned) to be deleted, but CCleaner includes Registry optimization and other useful and important features mentioned above. Although, the latter is not necessary, in our Free and open operating systems.

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We hope this "useful little post" about this excellent application of management of the cleaning of the Operating System and Free Space on disk call «BleachBit», which we have already recommended in past publications, for its excellent features, functions and performance; be a lot interest and utility, For the whole «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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  1.   arazal said

    A publication at the level and worthy of the LPI - Linux Post Install seal. What a crack. Thank you.

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Greetings, Arazal! Thank you for your comment and praise. I'm glad you like the articles very much and are useful.

  2.   renhav said

    Good news for opensuse Tumbleweed users since the old version of bleachbit, not having support for python 3, could not be installed, however I tried to install it by downloading the installer from its web page since it is not yet in the Tumbleweed repositories and it gave me an error with signing-key, however I ignored the error and continued with the installation and later use without problems, the strange thing is that when the system was later updated, the latter uninstalled the application, I don't know if this has to do with what It was not installed from repositories and it gave an error with the signing-key or some variation in the python version since this distro being Rolling always changes things?

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Greetings Renhav! I don't know much about OpenSuse, but didn't think the absence of the key was the problem. Surely it could have been that when updating, a new version of a dependency, requested to eliminate it. Try reinstalling it.