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Is there a way to download updates differentially rather than via .deb files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will Ubuntu include delta updates? In the old days, you downloaded or installed packages from a CD, and then a year later you got the new version of your ...
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Updating repo issue must be changed in Ubuntu [closed]

What do you all think about the 11 to 14 MBs of data during updating the repository index files (with sudo apt-get updates) of the installed Ubuntu or other Linux OS to just get a piece of ...
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How to reduce the Update Manager's bandwidth usage and download volume?

The Ubuntu "Software Up To Date" is now becoming painful like Windows. Every time the update check starts, it takes ages to "update cache" and hogs all the internet bandwidth. How to reduce the ...
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Would there be any negative side-effects of sharing /var/cache/apt/ between two systems?

In the interest of conserving bandwidth, I'm considering mounting a VirtualBox host's /var/cache/apt as /var/cache/apt in the guest. Both host and guest are Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit. Would there be any ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Software Center uses?

Whenever I am downloading packages using Ubuntu Software Center (or any package manager for that matter), my Internet connection slows to an absolute crawl. In fact, most requests timeout. Is there a ...