[ubuntu-us-mi] Mirror information for Ubuntu 9.10

Jorge O. Castro jorge at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 22 04:14:27 BST 2009

Hi everyone,

Right about now is when the official mirrors get overloaded so I
thought I would send out a PSA about mirrors in Michigan. Thanks to
MSU, Oakland University, Wayne State, and Michigan Tech we have fast
in-state mirrors connected to nice fat pipes:


You can either put those in your /etc/apt/sources.list (those pages
have the syntax) or use the GUI by going to
System->Administration->Software Sources-> and then picking "Other" in
the dropdown list and choosing your preferred mirror. Please note that
these would be for people who want to upgrade in place. Also for those
of you who are NOT going to upgrade and/or have lots of machines you
should still consider using a local mirror to get the load off the
main mirrors and have a more responsive experience.

For the actual CD images:

Wayne State: http://ftp.wayne.edu/linux_distributions/ubuntu/
Michigan Tech: http://lug.mtu.edu/ubuntu-releases/

and of course, bittorrent, which for most people will be the quickest
way to get the ISOs without hammering the mirrors for people who can't
use bittorrent. Full list o mirrors:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors and

Jorge Castro
jorge (at) ubuntu.com
External Project Developer Relations
Canonical Ltd.

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