Download or Upgrade Ubuntu at highest speed

As we know Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon is released already and as this OS is extremely popular most of mirror servers we can download or upgrade Ubuntu from are overwhelmed by huge amounts of downloads. In my case I tried to upgrade my Feisty several times but there was no luck (downloading stuck at different points).

But thanks to Ubuntu developers there is nice feature that allows to set server you have the fastest peer to as a source of apt packages (and as the result, upgrade source). Just go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and select “Other…” at drop-down list named as “Download from:”. At the next window you’ll see the list of all mirrors available and the button “Select Best Server” that you need to press on. After several tests performed you’ll be suggested to select best server to get packages from. Now enjoy new speed!

select best server

If you’re new Ubuntu user the fastest way to get Ubuntu Gutsy ISO these days is to download it from this torrent.

Enjoy Ubuntu! 🙂

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Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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