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matthekc
April 26th, 2007, 06:40 AM
http://www.thelinuxstore.ca/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1302&zenid=fdad994ec815770fa9dd4a6ca4edf5c3

My poor evdo modem not pulling more than 20 k down where I'm at now makes it a 12 hour download for ubuntu
I'm thinking of trying this dvd set but I want to wait for a more stable fiesty. I'm guessing that the update dvd does make the distro a recent release. So when would be the best time to get this? When will fiesty be pretty much finished fiesty +?

ronocdh
April 26th, 2007, 07:10 AM
http://www.thelinuxstore.ca/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1302&zenid=fdad994ec815770fa9dd4a6ca4edf5c3

My poor evdo modem not pulling more than 20 k down where I'm at now makes it a 12 hour download for ubuntu
I'm thinking of trying this dvd set but I want to wait for a more stable fiesty. I'm guessing that the update dvd does make the distro a recent release. So when would be the best time to get this? When will fiesty be pretty much finished fiesty +?
Feisty will be pretty much finished Feisty when Gutsy Gibbon comes out; and then you're back in the same boat. I also have a very pokey DSL connection in my apartment; fortunately I can take my laptop to university and mooch bandwidth from there. ;) Are there any hotspots around town you can grab for an iso? I mean, it's not like you'd need to do it often! Also, I've gotten in the habit of setting up transfers after dinner and letting them go till breakfast... or better yet, because I often stay up late (trolling forums, *cough*), I set them in the morning, so they'll be done by dinner!

A fantastic Firefox extension for those of us without a lot of bandwidth is DownThemAll (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201); it's an open source download manager, supports resume, and even chunking, so--when you have bandwidth!--downloads over ftp and http are faster. And of course, there's always good ol' BitTorrent for downloading over time.

Just some thoughts! Don't mean to discourage you from buying the DVDs, of course. =)

matthekc
April 26th, 2007, 07:22 AM
If I had an apartment this would be less of an issue. I live on the USS Theodore Roosevelt I don't get good signal on the ship so I usually sit somewhere off the ship. Where I'm at signal isn't great :(

So i guess fiesty is pretty stable now but I'll wait for fiesty +1

matthekc
April 26th, 2007, 07:32 AM
i use getright right now it crashes often but it hasn't lost a download yet. I can throw a bunch of severs at it. It does segmenting, and resume. I use it in windows cause my evdo wasn't supported till 2.6.20. Hopefully I can set up evdo in fiesty and update forever.