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sudo apt-get update is taking long time for following sites:

Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources [5,470 B]                                                                                                               
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources [5,019 kB]  
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages [8,431 B]                                                                                                         
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages [4,796 kB]

Anyway to speed up this? Internet connection is good.

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There is a current issue with canonical's servers (ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11952584&postcount=24) causing slow downloads –  fossfreedom May 20 '12 at 19:02
For the most part the London server issues have been resolved, speeds when using the the 'Main' or 'US' servers should be back or close to normal –  doug May 20 '12 at 19:12

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go to Ubuntu Software Center > Edit > Software Sources and from Download From drop down menu choose Other then on the next window choose Select Best Server and wait to ubuntu recognize best server for you, then run apt-get update again...

Linked Question: - How do I change which mirror I get updates and software from?

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You can try to delete more than ppas. You can try the following command: sudo apt-get clean. With Ubuntu Tweak, delete unnecessary files on the system.

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