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I just installed a fresh install of 32-bit 12.04 LTS Pangolin today. When I tried to install a few applications, it was really slow. But when I download a .deb or .tar.gz file from on my web browser, it is a lot faster.

Computer specs:

HP Pavilion Slimline s7700n PC

[Memory] 873.7 MiB

[Processor] AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Provessor 3800+ x 2

[Graphics] GeForce 6105 LE/integrated/SSE2/3DNOW!

[Disk Size] 638.5 GB

I normally get 200-400 kbps.

This is the comparison.

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You mean using apt-get? – Braiam Jan 10 '14 at 16:34

Probably the download mirror you're using is slow. Try this:

  • Open Software Center > Edit > Software Sources
  • Under "Ubuntu Software" tab click on others in "Download from" menu

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  • In next dialog box click on "Select Best Server".

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  • It will search for best server for you, Once done click on "Choose Server" That's it!

Additional Sources:

Official Archive Mirrors for Ubuntu

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