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Postby RedWillow » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:17 pm

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.
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Postby jamie_tickner » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:02 pm

tried upgrading but i was getting 20kilobytes a second so i gave up :-(
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:06 pm

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)


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Postby hecatae » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

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


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Postby RedWillow » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

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.
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Postby nelz » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:30 pm

I used Bit Torrent and got it in less than 20 minutes.
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Postby nordle » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:32 pm

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.
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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.

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Postby heiowge » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:58 pm

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... :x
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Postby ajgreeny » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:34 am

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.
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Postby heiowge » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:27 am

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.
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Postby jamie_tickner » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:23 pm

upgraded my netbook to 9.10 unr and WOW!!
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Postby LeeNukes » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:33 pm

Since we're measuring. My download was topping out at around 4.4MB/s yes, Bytes.
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Postby ollie » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:41 am

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 :?).

I've also found the Synaptic "Quick search" doesn't find all packages available, whilst the full search does :? But I', impressed with boot and log in speeds which are noticeably quicker.
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Postby jamie_tickner » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:56 am

my netbook boots in the same speed as my iMac, will virtualise the full ubuntu this week as opposed to my netbook remix
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:42 am

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.
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