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.
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.