Speed Up apt-get Downloads in Debian / Ubuntu and it’s derivatives

Enter apt-fast. apt-fast is an apt-get supplement/replacement script by Matt Parnell. Basically apt-fast does pretty much the same thing as apt-get does, except that the download part of it is handled by axel. The result being that your program installation downloads finish faster. A lot faster. Up to 26-times, according to Matt. via Speed Up…

Ubuntu 10.10 on 10/10, AskUbuntu (aka Ubuntu.StackExchange) also launched

You must’ve heard enough number of times about Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” being released today, so I won’t bore you with the details. What I would like to highlight is that AskUbuntu, previously known as ubuntu.stackexchange.com, was also launched today. For the unknown, Stack Exchange is collection of sites focusing on Question & Answer style, instead of…