This does NOT go towards making a good impression :-(

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Mon Apr 1 14:11:20 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-01 20:28 (GMT+1100) Basil Chupin composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> On 2013-04-01 15:48 (GMT+1100) Basil Chupin composed:

>>> I thought that I would install a copy of 12.04 LTS.
>> ...
>>> Wot a waste of download quota and time as well as a perfectly good
>>> DVD :-( .

>> Just a couple of several reasons why I mostly only ever do HTTP installs.

> The files I downloaded were HTTP downloads and not FTP downloads.

For an HTTP installation one does not download a 4.4G DVD iso or even a 700M 
CD iso before beginning installation. It requires prior downloading as little 
as two files:

or at most a 30M CD iso


The key characteristic of HTTP installation is only files to initialize 
installation and files to actually be installed ever get downloaded. If you 
are only ever going to install a particular release once, it's a big 
bandwidth saver.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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