[ubuntu-uk] Click downloaded Ubuntu

Michael Douglas mehall at mehall.co.cc
Sun May 3 21:38:13 BST 2009


You're certainly better off than trying to get the Windows 7 Beta, or in 
2 days, the RC. It took MSFT about 10hours just to make the thing 
available!!!

-- Mehall

Simos Xenitellis wrote:
> On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Harry Rickards <hrickards at l33tmyst.com> wrote:
>   
>> On 3 May 2009, at 21:18, David King <linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> I was watching the BBC News 24 TV programme "Click" broadcast this
>>> weekend. When they were testing a 100 Mbit/s broadband connection,
>>> they
>>> used it to download two copies of Ubuntu 9.04 simultaneously. A good
>>> advert for Ubuntu.
>>>       
>> Just out of interest, how long did it take?
>>     
>
> It showed only a short segment of the download, demonstrating that
> the download speed was about 77Mbps. It appeared that the issue of choosing
> the Ubuntu ISO had to do with the availability of a fast distribution
> server, so one can
> put together a simple benchmark. Still, this was good.
>
> If you get 'get_iplayer' (http://linuxcentre.net/iplayer), then you
> can download the episode
> with
>
> get_iplayer --get 128               (expires on the 10th May)
>
> Simos
>
>   



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