Suggestion for Ubuntu home page

Karl Auer kauer at
Tue Sep 12 01:02:19 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 20:30 -0400, Justin Newman wrote:
> This is the download page I see.
> [...]
> Sooo... what's the problem?

The problem is that not all mirrors are the same. While many of them
show the same info as the one you chose (UMN), at least three of the US
mirrors do not. I checked about 15 of the mirrors on the Ubuntu page,
and more than a third were just file listings, with minimal other

Do this:

- go to
- under Desktop, click on "download"
- click on the first Australian mirror (

As you see, not all mirrors are helpful!

Therefore, to make sure, the Ubuntu page itself should tell first-timers
what to choose. Even better, ALL mirrors should mirror the SAME,
helpful, information.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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