Is there any way to speed up apt-get ?

Adam Membrey membreya at
Wed Mar 2 14:10:02 UTC 2005

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:

>>In new york city, you can barely get anything above 5Mbps, and that's
>>lucky. Most people with broadband only have 2 or 3Mbps, although
>>Verizon is releasing Fiber at 15Mbps, but that's not gonna happen for
>>quite some time. I'm surprised you can get 20Mbps so easily. Lots of
>>people here still use free 56k connections, or even (gasp!) AOL
>Wow, here in France we always get the impression that the states have
>the best of the best in internet connections, and that we are always
>lagging far away behind. Weird.
>I didn't realise I was that lucky to get 20Mbps, I thought if I got
>that, then the states must have at least twice as good.
>Maybe France is not that crap anymore IT wise then, although many people
>don't have computers, and if you look at EBay, There are about
>(litterally) 10 times less stuff on Ebay France, than there is in
>comparable European countries like the UK or Germany.
>So there is still much to do in terms of getting people to actually use
>their computer and internet...
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