Aug 21, 2012
The developer Matt Parnell created the apt-fast script which increases the speed of the apt-get command by many times by using multiple sources for one file basically it downloads packages in parallel, with multiple connections per package.. In previous tests upgrades that where downloading at 32Kb/s went up to 850Kb/s by just using apt-fast.
You can use apt-fast just like apt-get ( or just forget that apt-get ever existed ) . Apt-fast use the Axel app ( which is a download manager ) to achieve HTTP/FTP acceleration, this will make your ubuntu installations and upgrades up to 26 times faster.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-fast
Close and re-open terminal once again and try to use ‘apt-fast’ instead of ‘apt-get’. You will see the difference. Let us know how it went.
Watch APT-FAST in action