[ubuntu-za] Changing Default Download Location

Neil Manson neil.manson at infotech.monash.edu
Mon Apr 6 20:56:18 BST 2009

Bruno Mondego Marques wrote:
> hello all
> as i said, this weekend i was going to make the full transformation in my
> laptop from windows to ubuntu.
> only had time to tackle this yesterday night.
> already have ubuntu 8.10 up and running, and now im just in the process of
> installing the apps, at start im using the add/remove function from the
> applications.
> but, i dont know why, tonight im having some pretty slow speeds at
> downloading, sometimes it even idles for some minutes.
> im wondering if there is a way i can change the default download location
> for the packages, instead of downloading from a mz archive, maybe
> downloading from a .sa or some other international location.
> many thanks..
> still have to see if i can get the thunderbird mails running from the
> windows thunderbird, to the ubuntu thunder. will reply after all process
> is finished
> many thanks for the help im getting :)
Hi Bruno

If you go to System > Administration > Software Sources and have a look
at the Ubuntu Software tab, you will see a drop down labelled "Download
from:". On my system it says South Africa, but you can change it to many
other locations.

- Neil

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