Installing packages is painfully SLOW on Windows 8 but not Linux


Does anyone know why that might be? I’ve just done a fresh install of Windows 8 due to a borked HDD. I installed Atom via chocolately and have installed Git and Python.

I just tried installing the package color-picker via apm on my Ubuntu laptop and it installed in < 1 minute. I also tried it via the settings screen on my Windows 8 machine and it took at least 10 minutes. I’ve tried several packages and they are all extremely slow to download/install.

Both versions of Atom are the same (0.139.0) and are on the same network. Any ideas would be great.


Have you tried using apm install xxx on windows?


Yes. Same deal. Very slow.