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    hi,
    what is the difference between direct download and torrent download,
    why its encouraged to use Bittorent to download Karmic?

    thank you.

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    Quote Originally Posted by emigrant View Post
    hi,
    what is the difference between direct download and torrent download,
    why its encouraged to use Bittorent to download Karmic?

    thank you.
    encouraged to lessen the pressure made on the servers by millions of users. Users can just download from each other instead, thus making the direct download not as sluggish and prevent the servers from crashing even.

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    then torrents won't get pressure from high traffic?

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    Torrents are easier on bandwidth, as they are peer to peer. This means your downloading from other people who are sharing, and downloading the file. This results in little server strain. You need a torrent client however, if your using Ubuntu already, Transmission should be pre-installed. If your running windows, uTorrents probably your best bet.

    the uTorrent team wrote an excellent beginers guide to bitorrent here:
    http://www.utorrent.com/documentation/beginners-guide

    Direct downloads are just that, straight downloads from servers. The problem is, since Karmic just came out, a lot of people will be downloading from the servers, which strains the servers and slows down download times, along with costing the server providers more money. Hence why they suggest Bittorent.

    Hope that helped

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    Quote Originally Posted by emigrant View Post
    then torrents won't get pressure from high traffic?
    Torrent is peer to peer, you are not adding load to a particular server while downloading, you are downloading as fragments or pieces from various sources, "seeders" who are uploading [who have 100% of the file] and also the leechers or the other downloaders besides you. You must seed back or upload or share with these leechers as you download and even after your download is complete [atleast for a while]. Sharing is the concept here.

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    Jill has left these forums due to ongoing double-standards in rule enforcement.

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    @ all thank you very much for your input.

    uploading part is uploaded to the same server or to a new server.
    since 2 things happen here (uploading and downloading) it seems more traffic than direct download.
    (sorry im very unaware of torrent things ...)

    and isn't this a disadvantage for those who are using 'limited quota' internet packages, if the file size is 600mb theyd probably need to loose 1GB?

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    @ JillSwift thanks for the image,
    it solves my first doubt in post#7

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    Another advantage of bittorrent is that each part of the file you recieved is verified (via SHA or MD5) so that you can be sure your iso is not corrupted.
    But be sure to download .torrent files from official servers !

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    Re: Difference between direct download and torrent download....

    With torrent download each part of the file is verified bit/bit so you don't get a corrupted file.

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