Turbo charge apt-get with apt-fast

You can easily make apt-get use a download accelerator for faster upgrades. Using apt-fast, which is simply a script that uses Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file.


sudo apt-get install axel
cd ~/Desktop
wget http://www.mattparnell.com/linux/apt-fast/apt-fast.sh
mv apt-fast.sh /usr/bin/apt-fast
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/apt-fast


Now you can use apt-fast instead of apt-get and it will use our download accelerator to speed things along.

sudo apt-fast install htop
sudo apt-fast update