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I hate my ISP a lot more today

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RE: Um?
By Cheesew1z69 on 11/14/2012 10:21:49 AM , Rating: 2
That's what I was thinking. If he downloaded it directly from the website, it wouldn't have taken that long.

RE: Um?
By inighthawki on 11/14/2012 2:38:08 PM , Rating: 2
I sincerely doubt Ubuntu's download servers will upload to any single person at a rate of 1Gbps.

RE: Um?
By GulWestfale on 11/14/2012 4:10:58 PM , Rating: 3
you can only DL as quickly as the server is handing it to you... also, i think OP is confusing bits with bytes, as a ubuntu CD is 650MB, not Mb.

whatever his ubuntu DL speed was, i now want to move to kansas. i'm paying $70/month here in quebec for 30/10, and i have a 130GB data cap.

RE: Um?
By Xplorer4x4 on 11/14/2012 10:11:26 PM , Rating: 2
Depends if you are grabbing 12.04 LTS or 12.10. 12.10 is 763 MB. The Kubuntu 12.10 images are a little bit bigger, but the main thing I am pointing out is *buntu is moving away from CD image to DVD images. Trivial but just throwing that out there.

RE: Um?
By jtemplin on 11/15/2012 11:19:09 PM , Rating: 2
"you can only DL as quickly as the server is handing it to you"

Not sure how this is an appropriate response to a commenter who expresses doubt in the notion that there is a 1:1 correspondence between one's maximum quoted bandwidth and a given host's upload bandwidth.

Achieving the max can be achieved thru multiple smaller streams, but may be difficult to find a single provider of reliable (not burst) ~.7 Gb/s upload rate. Based on my experiences using "uber" connections, many (most?) servers throttle their maximum per client bandwidth allotment, as the max was never attainable at a single place. Highest speeds were usually well-ramped-up BT downloads.

im definitely packing for KC right now

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