I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and I am in the process of learning. I want to install some applications from the Ubuntu Software Center, but the installation process is quite long and slow. With the Ubuntu Software Center, I can only install and download one application for a time. So I want to ask is there a way to speed up the process of installing software through the Ubuntu Software Center, like a multi-tasking program?
Welcome to the Ubuntu Community!.
The installation times depends on several factors:
You can only install 1 package at the time, because that's how
Software Center is slow, so please close Software Center and use the quickest way to install packages, the terminal: press Ctrl + Alt + T to open and to install applications type:
Give your user password when requested. You will not see any password screen when you type the password, so type then press Enter.
Another way that's quicker than the Software Center for installing packages is to use Synaptic.