I live in the UK, so it should be better to use the UK ones. But, the USA one is more likely to be well maintained and have the better connection speed.

Which should I use - is there a testing tool, either built in or installable?

I, personally, would prefer a GUI method over command line.

  • Why would the USA one be more likely to be well maintained? Canonical is an UK company, after all. O.o – muru Aug 3 '14 at 18:02
  • Now its a dupe of askubuntu.com/q/37753/158442 which has the GUI method as the second answer. – muru Aug 3 '14 at 18:14
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    @muru yep it is :) voted too. – Tim Aug 3 '14 at 18:15

There is a built in utility in Ubuntu to find the best server.

Click on the drop down to change the server.

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Scroll up to the top and select the top one (mirrors.ubuntu.com). Then click Select Best Server.

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Wait for the tests to finish (about 45 seconds).

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It will select the best one for you. Click Chose Server.

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Enter your password. It will have changed.

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  • didn't you see this type of answer before on AU? – Avinash Raj Aug 3 '14 at 18:14
  • nope, I evidently didn't search the right things. – Tim Aug 3 '14 at 18:16
  • @AvinashRaj it's not easy to search for the right things, as Tim showed me a few days ago. – muru Aug 3 '14 at 18:18

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