View Full Version : How did/will you get 9.04

April 24th, 2009, 10:02 AM
So ... as a torrent client comes in handy i use torrent to download Ubuntu 9.04 (AMd64 & x86)

Normally im totally against torrent but it just rocks for free software cause it gives me Full speed almost always and it is also a way for me to contribute to the community ...

Torrents are here btw: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#bt

So how do you get your Drugs^WUbuntu cds ?

April 24th, 2009, 10:21 AM
Grabbed Kubuntu amd64 edition and the Ubuntu alternate install x86 via torrent

Sand & Mercury
April 24th, 2009, 10:26 AM
I was already using the release candidate so I just updated as normal.

April 24th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Grabbed ubuntu 9.04 desktop x86 and ubuntu 9.04 desktop amd64.
Was getting 2 megabytes a second, downloads was done in 5 minutes.

Torrents are fantastic for linux distributions.

April 24th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Upgraded from 8.10 .

Artificial Intelligence
April 24th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Torrent as usual.

April 24th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Download from a mirror server close to me.

April 24th, 2009, 12:13 PM
update -d from local mirror of RC

April 24th, 2009, 12:30 PM
I just downloaded it from the local ftp server at full speed.

April 24th, 2009, 12:41 PM
I would prefer torrents, but can't use them from this machine (with the fast connection).. Or actually I could use a torrent, but sysadmins would complain and probably stop the download....

So I will download it from closest ftp mirror.

Glad that we have choices

April 24th, 2009, 12:42 PM
I caved in and torrented 64-bit 9.04 from Isohunt Thursday morning. The speed averaged around 900 MB/s. I'm definitely impressed with the speed and stability of this release.

April 24th, 2009, 12:46 PM
I have a slow connection 50 KB/s download. I always download Ubuntu using torrents, but this time I decided to go with ftp. I shouldn't have... The download froze at 99% and then it started from the beginning. I went and grabbed the i386 and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu using the good old way of torrents.

April 24th, 2009, 04:29 PM
I caved in and torrented 64-bit 9.04 from Isohunt Thursday morning. The speed averaged around 900 MB/s. I'm definitely impressed with the speed and stability of this release.
YOu mean KB/s right ?

April 24th, 2009, 04:33 PM
None of the above.

I'll grab it over the university LAN & put it on a flash drive.

April 24th, 2009, 04:45 PM
I torrented Ubuntu 9.04 i386 and seeding it.

April 24th, 2009, 04:52 PM
I used torrent to download the amd64 alternate cd, and I will buy the DVD and a coffee mug from Canonical store.

April 24th, 2009, 08:29 PM
YOu mean KB/s right ?
haha, yes

April 24th, 2009, 08:32 PM
I swapped into XP, and used Free Download Manager for my HTTP, I got a 1mb/s Download... I don't know if its on ubuntu, I'm pretty sure its not, though

April 25th, 2009, 01:05 AM
I went into the update manager, had it do a search for the best server, and upgraded from there.

April 25th, 2009, 01:07 AM
i am planning to load Jaunty on a couple of machines tomorrow. just downloaded the torrent from isohunt.

April 25th, 2009, 02:37 AM
Downloaded via torrent yesterday morning, seeded for the rest of the day.

April 25th, 2009, 02:41 AM
Torrent, as usual. Still seeding.

April 25th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Torrent so I can seed and at least contribute something.

April 25th, 2009, 03:04 AM
I rode on the back of a camel through the African deserts toting the DVD through wind, rain, snow, and cats and dogs.

Actually I just torrented. +1 seeding.

April 25th, 2009, 03:26 AM
aria2 via HTTP.

April 25th, 2009, 03:45 AM
I downloaded it via Torrent and the speed was fast, topping out at 1.3 MB a sec.

April 25th, 2009, 04:00 AM
It's downloading via torrent

Few hours to go... I hate living in Tasmania :( If we want fast internet we're forced to pay Telstra $100+ a month for something decent.

April 25th, 2009, 04:16 AM
I downloaded from Ubuntu's website, it took 7 minutes to get the iso and it was going at about 1.4mb/s or faster I believe

April 25th, 2009, 05:13 AM
I've just downloaded it from my ISP's official Ubuntu mirror. :)

(W00t! 1000th post! :KS)

April 25th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Local ISP mirror. Unmetered :)

Currently seeding 32/64bit desktop / alternate.

April 25th, 2009, 05:42 PM
As I've mentioned in another post, I have no working DVD rewriter, probably because of a bad SATA cable. This makes my only installation method via thumb drive, which I prefer. So, when I'm finally ready to make the jump, I'll use Transmission to download the torrent.

I'm gonna wait, though, until a few months after release. This gives Jaunty enough time for bugfixes and further improvements. An excellent choice for me, since I use several apps which haven't (yet) appeared in the repos, and have to be compiled and built from source. Oh, the dependencies...

I do like what I've seen so far, though. :guitar:

April 25th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Downloaded via torrent and am keeping the seeds (32, 64, Alt64) open til Monday. I get my software quickly and I can give back something.

April 25th, 2009, 06:26 PM
For some reason the bittorrent link on the Ubuntu site isn't working for me (assuming the servers a little strained right now, as it worked with Fedora and OpenSUSE), so I'm grabbing it from the website as well. It should only take about ten minutes, which isn't bad and is what I would have expected from BT as well.
I'm assuming once I have the ISO, I can still help seed. Usually Bittorrent would be the way to go for me.

April 25th, 2009, 07:41 PM
apt-p2p probably, so that counts as bittorrent.

April 25th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I downloaded it from a mirror, using FTP, in England before the worldwide mirror actually finished. I got 9.04 before it was released.

April 25th, 2009, 08:56 PM
I'll be downloading it off bittorent after I graduate Basic Combat Training and AIT. Until then, I'm stuck using windows on pass. June 4th can't get here fast enough. 8)

April 25th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Please use torrent, my seedbox is almost idle and I'm close to my 100:1 target ratio. :KS

April 25th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Downloaded via BT.

April 25th, 2009, 11:27 PM

April 25th, 2009, 11:35 PM
I dist upgraded when the RC came out, then just upgraded as normal there after.

I'm confident enough to fix any problems that come up, which to be fair have been very few over the last few releases. This way I get quick download speeds as I'm early on the up take, and I'm putting less strain on the server.

April 25th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Glad that we have choices

100% True

No escuse to don't get Ubuntu