Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Those nice people at Canonical.
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RedWillow
LXF regular


Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 2:05 pm
Posts: 719

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: Those nice people at Canonical. Reply with quote

Wasn't it thoughtful of the Ubuntu people to schedule the release of Karmic Koala for today, so that it didn't overshadow the launch of Windows 7 last week?

Anyway, I've downloaded and installed the netbook remix version to my EeePC already and it looks and is running a treat.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jamie_tickner



Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:15 pm
Posts: 67
Location: north west England

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tried upgrading but i was getting 20kilobytes a second so i gave up Sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wyliecoyoteuk
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:41 pm
Posts: 3452
Location: Birmingham, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I downloaded the .iso, but decided to do an online shop at Tesco instead of installing it.
Might finish Cory Doctorow's "content" first.
See how excited I am?
( I have had an RTM version of Win7 ultimate for 2 weeks, installed but not actually used yet)


Oh, for the good old days when releases were really releases, and men were lumberjacks........
_________________
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

*************** ************
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hecatae



Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:22 pm
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamie_tickner wrote:
tried upgrading but i was getting 20kilobytes a second so i gave up Sad


system, software sources, for server choose other, best server test, 325 servers are tested, it'll preselect your best server, now upgrade.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RedWillow
LXF regular


Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 2:05 pm
Posts: 719

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering the rush I should imagine all 325 servers are giving about 20kb at the moment. Give it 24 hours and things should be almost back to normal.

Anticipating what would be happening, I noted down the URLs of some of the UK mirrors this morning. About mid-afternoon I found that they had Karmic up and available about an hour before the official announcement. So I started downloading the NBR ISO and got a download speed as fast as my ADSL connection can manage - about 5Mb. Which was nice. But when I tried to dl the ordinary desktop version a couple of hours later I got a speed of ~ 60kb.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nelz
Site admin


Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:52 pm
Posts: 8466
Location: Warrington, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Bit Torrent and got it in less than 20 minutes.
_________________
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nordle
LXF regular


Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:56 pm
Posts: 1500

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedWillow wrote:
Considering the rush I should imagine all 325 servers are giving about 20kb at the moment. Give it 24 hours and things should be almost back to normal.
.


Just downloaded xubuntu 9.10 @ 718k/sec which is about the max can get on adsl.

It was so quick I got greedy and downloaded ubuntu too

About 15 minutes each.

And before I get shouted at, I did go torrent first, but after 10mins I got 0kb/sec so gave up.

cdimages.ubuntu.com and mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/releases.ubuntu.com/
_________________
I think, therefore I compile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
heiowge
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:21 pm
Posts: 1904
Location: Cheshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine wouldn't download at all a few hours back, so I changed to best server and grabbed it in less than 20 mins.

Still stuff to fix. I don't like the way my username is fixed to the login button, but can't see how to remove it. And my sound seems to be FUBAR.

Ho hum, usual ubuntu upgrade issues... Mad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ajgreeny
LXF regular


Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 9:18 pm
Posts: 453
Location: Oxfordshire.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely a torrent is the best way to get any big download of this sort. I used transmission in ubuntu 9.04 and got the new version in about 25 minutes, and while doing it was seeding as well, of course, so helping others who want it now, not when the servers are not so busy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
heiowge
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:21 pm
Posts: 1904
Location: Cheshire, UK

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to grab by torrents as soon as it was released, but torrent files still only offered 9.04 so had to grab from site.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jamie_tickner



Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:15 pm
Posts: 67
Location: north west England

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

upgraded my netbook to 9.10 unr and WOW!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LeeNukes
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Posts: 954
Location: At the bar

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we're measuring. My download was topping out at around 4.4MB/s yes, Bytes.
_________________
Join GiffGaff and get 5 free credit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ollie
Moderator


Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 2749
Location: Bathurst NSW Australia

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My ISP is the mirror for Australia, so I got it very quickly at full ADSL2+ speed (about 1.2 MB/sec).

Installed dual boot along side Windows 7 Pro on my laptop and I'm just troubleshooting a few minor issues (sound disabled for the only user Confused).

I've also found the Synaptic "Quick search" doesn't find all packages available, whilst the full search does Confused But I', impressed with boot and log in speeds which are noticeably quicker.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jamie_tickner



Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:15 pm
Posts: 67
Location: north west England

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my netbook boots in the same speed as my iMac, will virtualise the full ubuntu this week as opposed to my netbook remix
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wyliecoyoteuk
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:41 pm
Posts: 3452
Location: Birmingham, UK

PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, finally got around to installing 9.10 on my test rig.
(I just sold an article, and wanted to see if there were any important changes).
Must say, quite impressed.
So I backed up my AA1, and tried to upgrade it.
Upgrade crashed and burned, so did a clean install.
Excellent, wifi connects really quickly, everything works, including both SDcard slots.
Synaptic seems to be a little unstable though.
_________________
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

*************** ************
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Discussion All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast