Prozilla is a ncurses based download accelerator which support parallel download, pause and resume both HTTP and FTP protocol. It has FTP search feature too which can search faster FTP server for the file you're downloading. Because it based on ncurses, ProZilla is fast, easy-to-use, and lighweight download accelerator you should give it a try.

What is apt-proz? Apt-proz is a simple bash script which can increase apt-get download speed by many times. The idea is based on apt-fast by Matt Parnell. While apt-fast uses axel or aria2c to increase its download speed, apt-proz uses ProZilla engine instead.

Install ProZilla and Apt-proz on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin
Ubuntu users (Oneiric and Precise) can install ProZilla and Apt-proz easily by running the following command:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tahutek-team/prozilla
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install prozilla apt-proz
How to use them?
I have written a post which describes simple guide on using ProZilla, please click here to read it. Using apt-proz is a piece of cake because its similarity with apt-get command. Run "apt-proz install package-name" to install package, "sudo apt-get upgrade" and "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" to perform an upgrade.

Enjoy :)

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