[ubuntu-uk] Hardy available now

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Thu Apr 24 13:30:01 BST 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-24 at 13:24 +0100, Chris Oattes wrote:
> It is generally a Bad Idea to start downloading it before it is 
> officially announced. They put the isos on the main mirrors so that the 
> other mirrors around the world can start downloading them. If you start 
> downloading before the announcement, it takes longer for the necessary 
> number of mirrors to get a copy because you steal their bandwidth, and 
> therefore delay the release announcement.

While you are exactly right, and the bandwidth you could get to ubuntu
machines slowed down release work, the point is moot now, as it's
officially released.

Enjoy Hardy everyone.



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