Apt-Fast – instead of apt-get for faster updates and software installation
Tested on Linux Mint 17.3 RosaAuthor ShekinReading 2 minPublished by
Apt-Fast is a shellscript wrapper for apt-get and aptitude that can drastically improve apt download times by downloading packages in parallel, with multiple connections per package.
Apt-fast is a frontend for apt-get to accelerate the upgrade of the system and download the package from the network, and thus reduce the time required for their installation. The speed increase is achieved due to the use of download managers axel and aria2 who download the requested file in multiple threads, and take it from several mirrors. Install apt-fast accessible from the official repository.