[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu CD images in Web Africa FreeZone

Robert robket at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 14:59:12 GMT 2010

This is really orsm. One of the main problems with Ubuntu uptake in South
Africa is the lack of sufficient bandwidth to download the images.

For those of you who don't have a WADSL account, its pretty trivial to set
up a Pay as You Go ADSL account that doesn't have an expiration on the
bandwidth. So its only a once off payment of R70.


On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Morgan Collett <morgan at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 15:52, Morgan Collett <morgan at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Web Africa have set up an FTP server in their FreeZone that also works
> > over http: ftp://ftp.wa.co.za/pub/ubuntu/
> My apologies: I was so enthralled that I didn't notice my browser was
> in fact connecting over ftp, not http.
> So it's just ftp.
> > This means that Web Africa ADSL subscribers can download the CD images
> > and it doesn't count to your cap.
> >
> > I've just pulled down the karmic alternate CD image - sweet to be
> > maxing my 4Mb line without paying for it...
> >
> > I've requested a mirror of archive.ubuntu.com, and also for them to
> > add lucid alpha images. I'll shout it from the rooftops when that is
> > done.
> >
> > Regards
> > Morgan
> >
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