Recently, I have wrote about how to limit apt-get download speed. Today, I'd like to show you cross-purposed applications called apt-fast and apt-proz. Both of them can boost your apt-get download speed by using such an engine, apt-fast use Axel engine and apt-proz use ProZilla engine. They can do parallel download, so as expected, your download speed is faster than usig reguler apt-get operation.

Apt-Fast


Install it on Ubuntu (Lucid, Maverick, Natty, Oneiric):
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/tahutek.net
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install apt-fast

Usage instruction:
  • sudo apt-fast install packge_name
or
  • sudo apt-fast upgrade

Apt-Proz


Install it on Ubuntu (Lucid, Maverick, Natty, and Oneiric):
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/tahutek.net
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install apt-proz

Usage instruction:
  • sudo apt-proz install package_name
or
  • sudo apt-proz upgrade

Enjoy :)


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