nomko wrote:Try using a different server. I had the same experience with the Dutch servers..slow, sluggish and lot's of errors. Then i switched to another server (i believe a USA server) and now it's much faster. I'm thinking to switch to a German server since Germany is closer to Holland than America.
I'm not talking about connection speeds - they're decent, but the loading time of the program and overall user experience needs a lot of improvement.
passerby wrote:If you know what you're looking for, you could use synaptic instead. Much faster.
Synaptic is ok, but not a software center replacement.
passerby wrote:True, if the sources are the problem then swapping to synaptic may not help.
If, however, it's just that the software manager itself is slow (as it is for me), using synaptic or the terminal is a way to circumvent the issue.
Not as slow as the ubuntu software center though, in my experience.
Yeah; terminal is really good if you've been using linux for awhile, but coming from Windows, you're just used to that GUI user experience.