Is there any way to speed up apt-get ?
s.roman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 05:06:41 UTC 2005
my mistake, it seems you can get 20mbps adsl, supposedly it costs
around 300 euros/month in UK
oh wow, just read about this 20mbps dsl, named adsl2+, seems to really
offer 20mbps, for 30 euros first six months, and then 40 afterwards?
Not sure, most pages were in french. Haven't seen any actual tests or
reviews though :\. I don't know, just sounded strange at first, like
the Speed Booster thing companies are releasing for wifi routers and
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 23:50:12 -0500, s.roman <s.roman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Vincent, did you say you can get 20mbps ADSL? That doesn't sound
> right... I don't believe ADSL can even go that fast. I'm pretty sure
> the max is around 8mbps, and you said you could only get max speeds of
> 15kbps when downloading x-plane? Did you try anything else, or like a
> speed test? It just sounds a bit fishy of how you can get 1mbps for 20
> euros/month, and 20mbps 30 euros/month. There's too much of a
> discrepancy. It really does seem unlikely that France would have such
> fast speeds for such a cheap price. Technology wouldn't differ in cost
> that much between countries. Hell, US is the cheapest country I know
> for technology products and hardware. Every other country I've been to
> has higher prices when converted to USD and usually people don't
> receive anywhere near the amount of money people in US do. I remember
> in Russia a Geforce 5700 Ultra cost around 300 dollars, about 6 months
> Broadband is getting much cheaper in New York City. Right now I'm
> getting 3mbps/768kbps from Verizon for 30 bucks a month. Many people
> here have roadrunner cable which I think offers 5mbps downstream
> bandwidth, at a similar price, but of course you have to have cable
> too and pay for that in addition.
> And adam, I was wondering how much you pay for that 10mbit/1mbit
> connection in the suburbs? The connection speed isn't the limiting
> factor in my household, it's the price :). Technically I'm pretty sure
> we can get 10mbit line from Verizon for more money. Hell, you could
> get a 100mbit line, but only for huge magnitudes of cash piles haha.
> On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 13:41:35 -0800, Bob Nielsen <nielsen at oz.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 06:42:28PM +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > > > Not only does the US lag a bit in internet speed, the costs here tend to
> > > > be somewhat higher than in many other countries.
> > >
> > > Hmmmm, how much costs 1Mbps in the states ?
> > > The cost of life in the US is way higher than in France. Here I pay
> > > about 20 Euros for 1Mbps cable, and 20Mbps ADSL costs about 30 Euros.
> > > About 40 USD at a rough guess.
> > > But here most people earn only about 1,000 USD per month, and still have
> > > to pay some income tax every year on top of that.
> > > I don't think on can live decently in a US city with 1,000 USD...no ?
> > > So even if you pay say 100 or 150 USD per month for broadband, its still
> > > cheap by US standards...
> > It varies quite a bit. For 1.5Mb down/896kb up, I pay 48 USD, $28 to
> > the telephone company for my ADSL connection and $20 to my ISP (bridged,
> > one static IP, no usage restrictions). Until a few months ago it was
> > slightly more expensive and only 650kb down/256kb up but technology
> > improvements and competition have helped. Cable would be a bit cheaper
> > if I subscribed for television (I have satellite) and slightly higher
> > without for a data rate of (I think) 2Mb/sec. Satellite internet is
> > more expensive (around 70 USD per month, I think) and is mainly used by
> > people who cannot get a fast connection otherwise.
> > I think that the cost of shopping and dining are slightly higher in
> > France than here (but less than in England), although housing (also high
> > in England) is less expensive than most places in the U.S. We are taxed
> > less but pay more for medical care (although now that I am over 65
> > years of age, the government medicare program covers much of this).
> > >
> > >
> > > > When I was in France (Roubaix) last year, I noticed that there were many
> > > > more internet cafés than I have seen in the U.S.
> > > > I suppose that is somewhat a reflection of the lower computer/people ratio there.
> > >
> > > Definitely ! There are still tons of people who don't have a PC here,
> > > and many of those who have, don't really use internet to it's full
> > > potential. each of my parents have one, but they don't even master
> > > e-mails ! It really very very very basic stuff. All my mom wants from
> > > her computer is... "Freecell" ! :-/
> > Yeah, my wife is the same way. She stopped using email after getting a
> > bunch of spam but likes "Pysol".
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