Speed up installing software on Ubuntu


By default Ubuntu uses only one connection for downloading packages. You can easily speed it up by downloading through multiple connections. Each connection downloads its own part of the package. At the moment there are two front-ends for apt which can do that. They are apt-fast and nala.

Use apt-fast

Install apt-fast wrapper for apt-get. It is based on aria2.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-fast


sudo apt-fast install package_name
sudo apt-fast remove package_name
sudo apt-fast update
sudo apt-fast upgrade

apt-fast config can be edited:

sudo $EDITOR /etc/apt-fast.conf

Use nala frontend