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Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 01:53 PM
Hi guys, currently I have a dialup connection with 1.5 KB/s download rate :( . After few days I'm going to a place that has a DSL connection and I'll stay a month there. Please give me ideas and links to download. I don't want to waste any minute without download anything useful.

I decided to download the following things:
1- Debian DVDs.
2- Slackware.
3-Ubuntu server.

I have no other ideas of what should I download. Please help :)

frup
May 23rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
The internets

pwnst*r
May 23rd, 2009, 02:05 PM
the internets

+1

NHArticleTen
May 23rd, 2009, 02:08 PM
Hi guys, currently I have a dialup connection with 1.5 KB/s download rate :( . After few days I'm going to a place that has a DSL connection and I'll stay a month there. Please give me ideas and links to download. I don't want to waste any minute without download anything useful.

I decided to download the following things:
1- Debian DVDs.
2- Slackware.
3-Ubuntu server.

I have no other ideas of what should I download. Please help :)

I wouldn't download any distro with dial-up.

Even if you had a dial-up connection you could dedicate for hours/days, I would question the potential for corruption and/or that "disconnect at 87 percent of file-transfer-completion.

To wit:

http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi/index.html

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 02:11 PM
Who said I'll download a distro with dialup? I'll download them with my temporary DSL! I'll have a DSL only for 1 month.

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 02:15 PM
The internets
oh common ):P

.Maleficus.
May 23rd, 2009, 02:29 PM
As many torrents as you can possibly imagine? The Windows 7 RC?

What kind of stuff do you like? That'll probably dictate what gets downloaded and what doesn't :).

-grubby
May 23rd, 2009, 02:30 PM
Wow, it's going to suck trying to go back to dialup.

0per4t0r
May 23rd, 2009, 02:31 PM
The internets
http://files.myopera.com/Tamil/albums/206425/Downloading%20Internet.gif
Sorry, no ubuntu version yet.

Anyway, try downloading this game, and running it through wine: http://www.neurohack.com/transcendence/

mellowd
May 23rd, 2009, 02:33 PM
As many distros as you can, just for fun. Why not some FreeBSD loving as well?

HavocXphere
May 23rd, 2009, 02:33 PM
Since your info says you're running on 8.10 I'd suggest you grab Jaunty.

Aside from that, I'd say OpenOffice & Nexuiz etc.

dspari1
May 23rd, 2009, 02:43 PM
As you probably already know, Debian allows you to download their entire repository on either 5 DVDs or 31 CDs. I don't know any other Distro at the top of my head that does this easily.

EDIT:
If you prefer Ubuntu, you can download the entire repository on 5-6 DVDs(Depending if you decide to go Hardy or Jaunty)

I found an FTP with Repository DVDs already made for you:
ftp://tuma.ui.edu/pub/ubuntu-repository/

Just make sure you download the right architecture since they are piled up in the same directory. I suggest that you get Hardy since it's the LTS version and you won't have to worry about your version of Ubuntu quickly becoming unsupported.

Good Luck.

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 03:06 PM
As you probably already know, Debian allows you to download their entire repository on either 5 DVDs or 31 CDs. I don't know any other Distro at the top of my head that does this easily.

EDIT:
If you prefer Ubuntu, you can download the entire repository on 5-6 DVDs(Depending if you decide to go Hardy or Jaunty)

I found an FTP with Repository DVDs already made for you:
ftp://tuma.ui.edu/pub/ubuntu-repository/

Just make sure you download the right architecture since they are piled up in the same directory. I suggest that you get Hardy since it's the LTS version and you won't have to worry about your version of Ubuntu quickly becoming unsupported.

Good Luck.

This is the best idea I have ever read!!!!

Can I download the respos for Jaunty and then use it for older ubuntu versions?

suitedaces
May 23rd, 2009, 03:16 PM
http://files.myopera.com/Tamil/albums/206425/Downloading%20Internet.gif
Sorry, no ubuntu version yet.

Anyway, try downloading this game, and running it through wine: http://www.neurohack.com/transcendence/

I instinctively moved my mouse to click ok! :oops:

0per4t0r
May 23rd, 2009, 03:17 PM
I instinctively moved my mouse to click ok! :oops:
same thing happened to me the first time I saw it.

dspari1
May 23rd, 2009, 03:19 PM
This is the best idea I have ever read!!!!

Can I download the respos for Jaunty and then use it for older ubuntu versions?

You can get the official standard Jaunty install CD to upgrade your systems to Jaunty and then use the repo dvds to upgrade any remaining packages to the latest version.

I think using the Jaunty repo on older versions of Ubuntu could cause you problems if you don't upgrade first. I recommend you to just download the repo that corresponds to the version of Ubuntu that you want to use.

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 03:29 PM
What about some Podcasts? Is there way to download a bunch of podcasts in one iso image for example?

mellowd
May 23rd, 2009, 03:36 PM
What about some Podcasts? Is there way to download a bunch of podcasts in one iso image for example?


If someone has made it avaiable like that then yes

dspari1
May 23rd, 2009, 03:42 PM
If someone has made it avaiable like that then yes

He could just download them and then make a data disk with any cd burning software.

madjr
May 23rd, 2009, 03:51 PM
download linuxmint7 (it's same ubuntu but less internet dependant and all restrictive extras on board, great for distribution)

oh and watch as many youtube videos as you can (things you want to learn or interest you)

some of the games at getdeb.net or linuxmint software portal

):P

swoll1980
May 23rd, 2009, 03:57 PM
I instinctively moved my mouse to click ok! :oops:

How many viruses have you had? I shudder at the thought.

lukjad007
May 23rd, 2009, 04:00 PM
Get VLC and all the codecs you can find. Also, get a DVD burning software, and wget, along with some version of a Torrent Downloader. That way you can use dialup to get distros in relatively good shape.

lukjad007
May 23rd, 2009, 04:01 PM
How many viruses have you had? I shudder at the thought.
When I had Win98, my computer couldn't even get on the Internet without me fake shutting it down. :)

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 04:16 PM
Get VLC and all the codecs you can find. Also, get a DVD burning software, and wget, along with some version of a Torrent Downloader. That way you can use dialup to get distros in relatively good shape.

Where to get LOTS of codecs?

madjr
May 23rd, 2009, 04:22 PM
Where to get LOTS of codecs?

download the restrictive extras package (has all codecs) using synaptic. Linuxmint7 comes with these like i said before

oh and try the latest kde4 (download kubuntu or kubuntu-desktop package)

keiichidono
May 23rd, 2009, 04:23 PM
Where to get LOTS of codecs?

Seriously man, don't waste your time on crap. Just watch vids on Hulu and Youtube an download a lot of music/porn/games/movies.

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 04:29 PM
I'll download Android SDK ;)

Good idea I think cuz I'm a Java programmer.

Edit: Also this can be really cool and useful http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/reallybigindex.html

lukjad007
May 23rd, 2009, 04:38 PM
Seriously man, don't waste your time on crap. Just watch vids on Hulu and Youtube an download a lot of music/porn/games/movies.
Ummm... dude. He's going to be on DIALUP.

mangar
May 23rd, 2009, 04:39 PM
SDKs, dev tools, DOS games, books, music,
watch all of southpark at southparkstudios.com (it's legal).

And most importantly - porn! Lots and lots of porn! :)

blastus
May 23rd, 2009, 04:40 PM
Hi guys, currently I have a dialup connection with 1.5 KB/s download rate :( . After few days I'm going to a place that has a DSL connection and I'll stay a month there. Please give me ideas and links to download. I don't want to waste any minute without download anything useful.

I decided to download the following things:
1- Debian DVDs.
2- Slackware.
3-Ubuntu server.

I have no other ideas of what should I download. Please help :)

1.5 KB/s sucks. You should be getting around 5 KB/s. I would consider changing ISPs.

wuffeemoz
May 23rd, 2009, 04:42 PM
As many distros as you can, just for fun. Why not some FreeBSD loving as well?
dude, indeed, puppy is fun as hell, tinycore is interesting, damn small is also fun, vector is just like windows, can put it on your parents computer and they will never know... also, get some interesting internets... i recommend *chan

wieman01
May 23rd, 2009, 04:43 PM
Seriously man, don't waste your time on crap. Just watch vids on Hulu and Youtube an download a lot of music/porn/games/movies.
Guys,

Keep it civil please. Otherwise I'll have to jump in.

Swarms
May 23rd, 2009, 04:46 PM
You seem to have a lot of freetime on your hand, why don't you work instead and then buy a greater connection? ;)

Sattelite, broadband whatever. :)

dspari1
May 23rd, 2009, 05:04 PM
You seem to have a lot of freetime on your hand, why don't you work instead and then buy a greater connection? ;)

Sattelite, broadband whatever. :)

Perhaps he lives in a rural area that doesn't have it?

chris200x9
May 23rd, 2009, 05:06 PM
pr0n :popcorn:

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Perhaps he lives in a rural area that doesn't have it?

exactly.....and really I don't have enough time cuz I'm a computer engineering student. I'll have DSL only for a month, so I have to get the most of it ;)

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Guys,

Keep it civil please. Otherwise I'll have to jump in.

+1....who asked for porn?? I just want useful stuff guys please.

lukjad007
May 23rd, 2009, 05:24 PM
If you read other threads like this, you'll see people always post stuff like that. I think it's because they feel insecure.

Anyway, back on topic, get a bunch of games. Wesnoth, Supertux, Oolite. That way you don't have to waste 10 hours downloading a game only to find out it's no fun. :)

pwnst*r
May 23rd, 2009, 05:31 PM
i think half of you didn't even read the initial post correctly.

sim-value
May 23rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
Karmic ... wait makes no sense ...

I feel similiar to you wehn i visit a friend with DSL 20 000 (i have 1k)

Get the Netbeans full bundle !

Entertainment til the rest of your live !

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 05:38 PM
Karmic ... wait makes no sense ...

I feel similiar to you wehn i visit a friend with DSL 20 000 (i have 1k)

Get the Netbeans full bundle !

Entertainment til the rest of your live !

I don't use an IDE for Java development. I use vim.
I appreciate if you guys name some Java SDKs/APIs to download and work with ;)

Xbehave
May 23rd, 2009, 06:56 PM
Wikipedia (get the tared version then expand it) and use it to browse non-current Wikipedia articles offline
a torrent app (ktorrent)
a download app (kget)

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
Wikipedia (get the tared version then expand it) and use it to browse non-current Wikipedia articles offline


This is a GREAT idea...but where to get the tared version?

gymophett
May 23rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
Lots of LiveCD's to play around with. Have you considered DSL or any kind of fast internet available where you live? Maybe sattelite internet if it fits your budget. :) Satellite internet works anywhere. My grandma's TV provider (DISH) also provides internet, and she bought that package since she live in the middle of nowhere.

sim-value
May 23rd, 2009, 08:02 PM
Have you considerd J3D ?

I think its an awesome API ...

Then of course the j2Me ..

And then craft an SSH J2ME App for me :D :D ...

See all Java Apis from sun here : http://developers.sun.com/downloads/

I think JavaFX is awesome too ..

unoodles
May 23rd, 2009, 08:21 PM
You know what you really should do?
Bring a nice 80+GB HD, and rsync the entire Jaunty repo.

MaxIBoy
May 23rd, 2009, 08:23 PM
Download every single episode of Red Vs. Blue (rip them from youtube,) so you can watch them later. Hours of entertainment. In fact, go to youtube, watch a whole bunch of crap, and rip everything you watch.

Install virtualbox, then download as many distros as you can find.

You should totally not download torrents for every episode of "firefly" and every episode of the first few seasons of "star trek." Because that would be illegal. Yeah.

This is also handy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_database

Finally, when you need to go back to dialup, elinks is a text-only web browser which doesn't download images, so pages load faster.

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 08:29 PM
You know what you really should do?
Bring a nice 80+GB HD, and rsync the entire Jaunty repo.


How to do that?

unoodles
May 23rd, 2009, 08:58 PM
I've never done it before, but heres a quick guide I just found through google.

http://popey.com/Creating_an_Ubuntu_repository_mirror_with_apt-mirror

Swarms
May 23rd, 2009, 10:52 PM
Perhaps he lives in a rural area that doesn't have it?

And that was why I suggested satellite internet access.

Gucko
May 23rd, 2009, 10:57 PM
And that was why I suggested satellite internet access.

Satellite internet access is denied in my country :(

pwnst*r
May 24th, 2009, 12:22 AM
sat access is fine for surfing and mild downloading, but forget playing games on it. the uploads are rubbish.

BuffaloX
May 24th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Maybe search for free ebooks on issues that interest you?

Gucko
May 24th, 2009, 08:55 AM
I really won't have time to look around for stuff. I want links and stuff that are BIG and useful.

Tews
May 24th, 2009, 11:10 AM
I want something BIG and useful.

LOL!! ROFL!! Nah... Aint going there ... I told myself I was going to be good today! :lolflag:

Gucko
May 24th, 2009, 11:35 AM
LOL!! ROFL!! Nah... Aint going there ... I told myself I was going to be good today! :lolflag:

Oh common.....:oops::rolleyes:

lukjad007
May 27th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Get OpenOffice.org. That's huge.

Tristam Green
May 27th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Wow, it's going to suck trying to go back to dialup.

That's an understatement lol. I tried it, and failed miserably at it.

My recommendations:

Lots and lots of distros.
Windows 7 Release Candidate.
eBooks.
OpenOffice.org

or...

bring your PlayStation3 and download lots of movies to it :lolflag:

ghindo
May 27th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Every Linux distro ever.
Every BSD distro ever.
GParted.
DBAN.

forrestcupp
May 27th, 2009, 07:15 PM
sat access is fine for surfing and mild downloading, but forget playing games on it. the uploads are rubbish.

The main thing about satellite that makes it worthless for games is the delay. It's only about a half of a second, but that's an eternity when someone is firing at you.

pwnst*r
May 27th, 2009, 08:13 PM
The main thing about satellite that makes it worthless for games is the delay. It's only about a half of a second, but that's an eternity when someone is firing at you.

of course. it's all about ping.

pricetech
May 27th, 2009, 08:21 PM
THE WHOLE WORLD BUUAA HA HA HA HA

Seriously, I'd grab everything I could get my hands on, but take time out to arrange my funeral because going back to dialup would be fatal. I'm too old to wait for dialup.

kc3
May 27th, 2009, 09:28 PM
Ummm... dude. He's going to be on DIALUP.

Yeah, youtube etc won't do much when you go BACK from DSL to dialup :P I DO like that guy's porn idea haha. Get QBittorrent (my favorite) than find some random torrent site and just start looking stuff up and download whatever you find lol and instead of streaming movies, if you can get a big *** hard drive and completely jam it up with movies. I like to download every episode of any TV show I like, I haven't paid a cable bill in years haha

pwnst*r
May 27th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Yeah, youtube etc won't do much when you go BACK from DSL to dialup :P I DO like that guy's porn idea haha. Get QBittorrent (my favorite) than find some random torrent site and just start looking stuff up and download whatever you find lol and instead of streaming movies, if you can get a big *** hard drive and completely jam it up with movies. I like to download every episode of any TV show I like, I haven't paid a cable bill in years haha

yeah, what an awesome idea.

kc3
May 30th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Yep, all ya need is a hard drive big enough to fit it, I've downloaded a lot of shows. The biggest one was That 70s Show, I downloaded every season and it was 40 gigs, I'd guess they'd be on average of like 20 gigs, so on a 250 you could hold more than 22 shows every single episode :P totally cheaper than cable haha and it's totally commercial free

Gucko
May 30th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Only 15 days are left for the DSL :(

Going back to dialup would be a nightmare :( :( :( :(

MaxIBoy
May 30th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Install the GIMP if you don't have it already, then go to a free textures site and download a crapload of textures, pictures, and scenery. Later, when you are once again cut off from the world, you can have endless fun creating realistic fake photos with the GIMP.

themarker0
May 30th, 2009, 11:22 PM
D/l all the Ubuntu variants, FreeBsd and the entire add remove :P

durand
May 31st, 2009, 12:25 AM
I instinctively moved my mouse to click ok! :oops:

+1 That's a pretty sweet animation!

If you're a gaming sort of person, get tremulous, sauerbraten and nexiuz. Maybe some cool wallpapers? How fast is your dsl connection anyway?

chris200x9
May 31st, 2009, 12:56 AM
just a suggestion, my internet bogs down if I start over 3 downloads at a time so if you have direct links you might want to write a script like

wget link
wget link
wget link;
I think this will do 3 downloads at a time then wait untill completion then start the next however many until a ; but I really don't know....either way SCRIPT downloading while you sleep == good :)

lisati
May 31st, 2009, 12:59 AM
http://files.myopera.com/Tamil/albums/206425/Downloading%20Internet.gif
Sorry, no ubuntu version yet.

Anyway, try downloading this game, and running it through wine: http://www.neurohack.com/transcendence/

42KB/sec? That's fast!!!!! Wow!

MaxIBoy
May 31st, 2009, 06:13 AM
+1 That's a pretty sweet animation!

If you're a gaming sort of person, get tremulous, sauerbraten and nexiuz. Maybe some cool wallpapers? How fast is your dsl connection anyway?
Don't forget Alien Arena. Try checking out a development build from SVN, a lot has been done since the latest release. Definitely don't install it from the repos, as the version in the repos is over a year out of date.

Gucko
May 31st, 2009, 10:32 AM
+1 That's a pretty sweet animation!

If you're a gaming sort of person, get tremulous, sauerbraten and nexiuz. Maybe some cool wallpapers? How fast is your dsl connection anyway?

I have 4 Mb/s..........only 14 days left :( :(

Gucko
May 31st, 2009, 10:35 AM
It's like living in the heaven for 30 days and then going to HELL!!!
My dialup download rate is 1.5 Kb/s!!!!!!!!!!!

MaxIBoy
May 31st, 2009, 05:16 PM
I have 4 Mb/s..........only 14 days left :( :(That's about 8 times faster than Comcast. And they're always going on about how their service is faster than DSL! Unless you mean four megabits, which translates to 477 kilobytes (SI base-1000 prefix, which is what ISPs use, translated to binary base-1024 prefix, which is what your computer displays as its download speed.)

kc3
May 31st, 2009, 06:45 PM
That's about 8 times faster than Comcast. And they're always going on about how their service is faster than DSL! Unless you mean four megabits, which translates to 477 kilobytes (SI base-1000 prefix, which is what ISPs use, translated to binary base-1024 prefix, which is what your computer displays as its download speed.)

Well actually officially Mb IS megabits and MB is megabytes, lowercase B means bits and capital means bytes :P haha

Vostrocity
May 31st, 2009, 07:10 PM
Yes I remember when I had dial-up, poor me. I always had a download list so whenever I found some free WiFi I'd download a couple things on the list.

Gucko
May 31st, 2009, 07:54 PM
Yeah I said Mb so it's Megabit and not Megabyte ;)

The transfer rate is about 530 KB/s