Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Using apt-fast to speed up Ubuntu installs

When setting up your Ubuntu system and installing lots of programs, you might want to consider using this really neat utility called apt-fast. It gets your download from multiple sources to increase your download speed and therefore speed up the install process, best of all it supports the upgrade and dist-upgrade options!

Using Ubuntu, just drop to a command line and do the following...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-fast

Now when you install just use apt-fast instead of apt-get and you should see a big improvement.


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