I want to download Ubuntu 12.04, but it seems to take a long time, i.e. 1 day via Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.
Can you suggest an alternative way to download it faster (e.g. 2 hours)??
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I find the bit torrent downloads to be MUCH faster than the direct links.
Check out http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads and select the desktop version you need (i386 is 32bit ubuntu; amd64 is 64bit ubuntu).
Yes, find another mirror in your own country , if you're not in america.
Pick a mirror here
I want to download Ubuntu 12.04, but it seems that it take a long time
The time to download depends both on the speed of your internet connection and on your geographical location. Do you know what kind of connection you have? If not, you can get an estimate of your speed by visiting this test site.
If you can edit the question to include your country of residence, a server (mirror) closer to you can be recommended, which may be faster.
My Suggestion would be to use the combination firefox web browser and the DownthemAll firefox plugin. I have been using the combination for a while and so far is quite fast and you have the option of pausing your downloads and most other cool options
You can download the iso directly from Ubuntu.com. I am guessing this is what you have done and found it hard to download. I use FlareGet. It is a simple Program that will download your file in segments. also using the command wget you can download and resume downloads
wget -c <paste your download link here>
Then there are solutions like the torrent downloads. These can vary in speed depending on the peers.
Flareget is the best and fastest downloader. It is alternative option Of IDM for Ubuntu.