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When you install Google Chrome in Ubuntu, it automatically adds a repository which keeps you updated with the latest versions of Google Chrome.

But this Google Chrome repository makes "apt-get update" very very slow and it takes up to 2 minutes to finish.

However, there is a fix for this (thanks to csaket!). Simply paste this in a terminal:
echo "Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth "0";" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90localsettings

And then run "sudo apt-get update": it should now be a lot faster.

This tweak has also been added to our Ubuntu 10.04 First Time Use Script.