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    My World Has Been Opened Yet Further

    Greetings All,

    Given that todays date, Friday 13th, is marked as an unlucky day, I had reservations of exactly what would and wouldn't happen. I logged into an X Session and began perousing the Ubuntu Release Web site as I had downloaded the Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft BETA Desktop, Server and Alternate installation images. This last night took in total 3 hours to download the images via a 2 Megabit ADSL Connection. I come to download the updated Ubuntu 6.06.1 Desktop, Server and Alternate installation images and find that my Dowstream Transfer is 600KB/s. Our ISP has given us a bandwidth increase.

    Excellent. I downloaded the Desktop image within 20 minutes and the Server image will have been downloaded within 15 minutes. This is excellent. I'm now going to seek many a GNU/Linux distribution.



    Regards,

    Not the man I once was
    Last edited by PriceChild; February 26th, 2008 at 12:49 AM.

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    Re: My World Has Been Opened Yet Further

    Quote Originally Posted by Not the man I once was View Post
    Given that todays date, Friday 13th
    Wouldn't have thought about it hadn't you said it.

    Anyway lucky you, can't wait 'till we move and I,ll get some real internet.
    Last edited by PriceChild; March 7th, 2008 at 08:14 PM.

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    Re: My World Has Been Opened Yet Further

    your ISP just gave you an upgrade? man, that is nice! it took a bolt of lightning strinking my house and frying my DSL modem for Verizon to tell me that the 768k plan was old, and there was a much better 3.0mb plan that would actually be cheaper for me...

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    Re: My World Has Been Opened Yet Further

    Quote Originally Posted by raublekick View Post
    your ISP just gave you an upgrade? man, that is nice!

    raublekick,

    Yes they increased the Bandwidth for us, and I have it on good word tthat they are going to increase it once again as we have leased an 8 Megabit Internet Connection and it's absolutely amazing. The only term I can think of describing it being equal to is the feeling of oopeness when upgrading a 56KBp/s Internet Connection to a Broadband 512KB/s Internet Connection and I'm certain everyone can realte to the feeling of relief and decrease file transfer timing. I certainly can. I've downloaded no less than six Ubuntu images today and I'm going to download Nubuntu just now - A Security orientated distribution of Ubuntu.

    Regards,

    Not the man I once was
    Last edited by PriceChild; February 26th, 2008 at 12:49 AM.

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    Re: My World Has Been Opened Yet Further

    for the love of god you must tell us the ISP

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    Re: My World Has Been Opened Yet Further

    Quote Originally Posted by lapsey View Post
    for the love of god you must tell us the ISP
    Orange aka Wanadoo.

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    Re: My World Has Been Opened Yet Further

    i guess the telecom industry in Scotland plays much more nicely with the consumer than the ones here in the US do. Verizon and Comcast = the devil. unfortunately Verizon and Comcast = my only choices.

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