Looking for a computer cleaning software? Well, BleachBit is the best free and open source cleaner for Linux desktop.
BleachBit was originally designed for GNU/Linux to free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. It’s the best Linux alternative to Windows’ CCleaner.
BleachBit is started in 2008, it’s written in Python and uses PyGTK. Since version 0.5.0, it added support for Windows XP, 7, and 8.
Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview, and click delete.
Multi-platform: Linux and Windows
Free of charge
Free to share, learn, and modify (open source)
No adware, spyware, malware, or browser toolbars
Translated to 61 languages
Shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery
Shred any file (such as a spreadsheet on your desktop)
Overwrite free disk space to hide previously deleted files
Portable app for Windows: run without installation
Command line interface for scripting and automation
CleanerML allows anyone to write a new cleaner using XML
Automatically import and update winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to 1700+ additional cleaners
Frequent software updates with new features
Download & Install BleachBit:
1. For Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, you can always download the latest installer from its website:
BleachBit, the disk space cleaner & privacy manager recently released version 1.0. It makes it easier to shred any file; adds three cleaners; improves cleaners for Google Chrome and Adobe Flash; has a digitally signed installer for Windows; and more.
These are the changes since version 0.9.6:
The command line option –shred now shreds arbitrary files.
Add Octave cleaner
Add Warzone 2100 cleaner
Clean recently played in VLC (thanks to nolme/Vincent DUVERNET – Nolmë Informatique)
Google Chrome: Fix errors “Favicons is version 26” and “DatabaseError: no such column: full_path”
Google Chrome: delete more cache
Remove auto-hide option. (Before, it was a default.)
Specific to Linux
Coming soon: .deb package for Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).
Coming soon: .rpm package for openSUSE 11.4.
Add SQLite3 cleaner
Adobe Flash: clean NativeCache
Specific to Windows
The BleachBit executable and Windows installer are cryptographically signed, so you are sure no one has tampered with them. Windows should NOT give you the unknown publisher warning.
Register verb (shortcut menu item) for shredding files.
When updating winapp2.ini, automatically load changes without GUI restart
Delete more system logs
Clean more Adobe Flash
Fix error “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process” when cleaning .ini with overwrite.