[ubuntu-us-ut] Bittorrent Obscurity

Mike Basinger mike.basinger at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 19:54:56 BST 2007

My theory is that Canonical is making downloads easy to find for new
users, and not confusing the newbies with torrents. They probably figure
people who want the torrent will go looking for them.


Charles Curley wrote:
> Why is the bittorrent download capability so danged obscure on
> ubuntu.com? I started slurping in the iso via httpd because I saw no
> reference to bittorrent on the main download page
> (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download). That is pathetically slow,
> for the obvious reason.
> I finally searched the site, twice, on separate keywords. Several
> clicks after that, I finally found a page with bittorrent files:
> http://releases.ubuntu.com/7.10/.
> Please do everyone a favor: ask the web folks to make bittorrent much
> more prominent, and to promote it as the preferred protocol. Please
> list it on the main download page ahead of the http stuff.

Mike Basinger
mike.basinger at gmail.com

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