DOST- ASTI: The country mirror for Ubuntu
By: Julie Ann Atienza, March 3, 2014

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Upon meeting the requirements of Ubuntu for being a country mirror, the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), through the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), is now providing a mirror for Ubuntu.

Mirroring helps reduce network traffic, hence, saves International bandwidth and cost, and enables faster downloads and information access to Ubuntu users.

As the Ubuntu Philippines mirror, the DOST-ASTI would benefit the education and other sectors in the country by providing repositories and archives of all softwares.

A total of 431 mirrors are currently registered for Ubuntu, including PREGINET and SkyBroadband Philippines.