Apt-Proz And Apt-Metalink: 2 Alternatives To Apt-Fast [Speed Up Apt-Get Download Speed]

apt-fast is a shell script to accelerate apt-get downloads using Axel, a command line download accelerator. Based on apt-fast, some other scripts have been created and I though they are worth mentioning:

You Can Now Install Apt-Fast From A PPA Repository

Remember apt-fast? Allow me to remind you: apt-fast is a simple bash script that speeds up apt-get download speed (so you would run "sudo apt-fast install firefox" to install Firefox for example) by using Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file.

Apt-linker Chrome Extension Turns "apt-get install" Into "apt://" Links [Ubuntu]

Apt-linker is a Chrome extensions which turns "apt-get install" text from websites into apt:// links, meaning you'll be able to click any "apt-get install" line to install applications instead of having to copy/paste t

APT-FAST: Improve 'apt-get install' And 'upgrade' Speed

Axel is a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file. For example, some FTP sites limit the speed of each connection, therefore opening more than one connection at a time multiplies the allowable bandwidth.

Dave Shields On Package Management: Apt-Get It or For-get It

Here is all you need to know about package management on Linux. By package management I mean how you install, update, or remove a package.

The most concise expression is: [1]

Apt-get it or for-get it.

Put another way:

If you cannot install a package using apt-get then you should forget about it. If the author doesn’t provide it so it can be installed with apt-get, then it’s not yet ready for serious consideration, so you shouldn’t waste your time on it if you have to use another package manager.

How to get fastest Ubuntu apt-get repository server with Synaptic

Downloading software from repositories can be a long and daunting task especially when you are downloading from a repository server which is far from your location.

Access and Synchronize GetDeb.net packages through Apt-get and Synaptic

If you’re a GetDeb.net user, you can use this tip to sync your GetDeb packages with the update manager and Synaptic.

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