If you have ever wished for a much more faster software downloads in Ubuntu, well, apt-fast could possibly make your wishes come true. Apt-fast is a simple bash script that accelerates apt-get download speeds coinsiderably.
Apt-fast and Axel
Apt-fast is a simple command line utility that can make installation and upgrading of softwares in Ubuntu/Debian much faster. Apt-fast make use of Axel app which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file. Author claims that, apt-fast could make your installations and upgrades up to 26x faster!
How to Install Apt-fast in Ubuntu Maverick, Lucid via PPA?
- There is a PPA available for easy installation of Apt-fast. Do the following in Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/tahutek.net sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-fast
Done. Now you can use apt-fast to install anything in your Ubuntu a lot more faster.