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    ubuntu.com is awful

    1. you can't easily find the MD5SUMs for the isos (I had to use google, freakin' hell!)

    2. you can't manually select a better mirror


    Nuff said.

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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    1: is VERY true.
    I also have to google to get the md5sums, been like that for years and years.

    I can't really care about 2, my downloads are always fast, and always from the right mirrors.
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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    And that automatically makes it "awful"?
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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    That's hardly "awful"

    Chances of an image corrupting on download is scarce & the mirror thing? Woop-de-doo, so you may not get the best of speeds, at least it downloads;

    Ubuntu's made for the simplest of people, clearly, whining because it doesn't fit to your expectations is pathetic.

    If they can download and manage to install it; fair do's to them.

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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    I am sure those mirrors will be there later.
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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    No, it is not awful .. you just haven't the energy to take 10 seconds to search!

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes

    And mirrors are not up and running on many sites until they get around to LOADING. Lots are at educational facilities and the IT has to "get around to it".

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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    I think, the point of OP is: it's not intuitive, one can't find it as easily as it should be found.

    Sure 2 clicks.
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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    Of the websites of all the major distros I think Ubuntu's is one of, if not, the best. It's easy to navigate and there is plenty of information whether you're a first-time visitor or someone trying to solve a more specific problem, i.e. finding alternative downloads.

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    Re: ubuntu.com is awful

    What is 2 clicks away from the first page?
    Answer: not a proper list of mirrors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pey Tudor View Post
    That's hardly "awful"

    Chances of an image corrupting on download is scarce & the mirror thing? Woop-de-doo, so you may not get the best of speeds, at least it downloads;
    Yap, not the best of speeds. It auto-selected a mirror from which I downloaded with 200 something-300 KB/s.

    A local mirror offers the iso @ 10MB/s.

    Woot or no woot?

    Ubuntu's made for the simplest of people, clearly, whining because it doesn't fit to your expectations is pathetic.

    If they can download and manage to install it; fair do's to them.
    Now that bolded part is the most pathetic reasoning ever to justify the limitations.
    Figure why by yourself.

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