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Holy Cow! Fast Downloads!
I've never noticed before, but the downloads are fast on Linux. when i was on xp it would only go about 128kb a sec for downloading Suse leaving the download at a 55hour or so download. I go on linux and download and a might 400kb sec surprises me leaving a 20min!!!! download. Is this just me or is this what linux is ment to do?
in terms of running programs, (dependigng on the distro) linux usuall is faster and more repsonsive than windows.. (especially if you use gentoo) but things like downloads are usually limuted to your hardware bandwidth, or network congestion.
maybe you just happened to stuble across a fast serrver when in linux ?
I have a dream of a mega OS with the logo of a penguin sitting on a window sill eating an apple. If this is a good idea contact me.
lol... what would this mega OS be like ?
stability and speed and freedom of linux..... the monopoly of windows (which would have been aquired honestly, with quality software, and never abused to smak down the little guy, infact, used to help its competitors) and the.... um..... what does apple have to offer ?
Wow, I just hate Mac. Apple is even worse then MS: Microsoft wants to monopolize the software market, and Apple goes beyond it, not only the Software, but also wants to tell us which Hardware we have to use...
I'm glad MS surpassed Apple in the past... I really am, not only because MS is better in terms of what you can run, besides Photoshop, but Apple's products has always been way over-priced
Last edited by Mega Man X; 08-15-2004 at 03:42 AM.
Originally posted by Megaman X Wow, I just hate Mac. Apple is even worse then MS: Microsoft wants to monopolize the software market, and Apple goes beyond it, not only the Software, but also wants to tell use which Hardware we have to use...
I'm glad MS surpassed Apple in the past... I really am, not only because MS is better in terms of what you can run, besides Photoshop, Apple's products has always been way over-priced
finally, someone that agrees with me.
i saw a pic on the cover of a pc mag that was pretty cool. it had a penguin with a little sword on its tiptoes trying to hit "goliath" and goliath had a huge sword and was cutting an apple in half. so true, and so glad that it is. whats worse than apple is probably the apple fanboys. god i cant wait for apple to go bankrupt.
anyway, downloads on linux arent faster. its called placebo (heroin works too). maybe its kb vs kB?
i used to have a crappy win (software) dialup modem.... and presumably cos of the diseased state windows was in, the downloads went approxamatly twice as fast in linux. but it was a piece of crap modem.
The downloads in Windows before XP were a bit slower than in Linux. The Windows TCP/IP code sucked. They changed it for XP, though. As I recall, they copied the BSD(or was it BeOS?) TCP/IP code bit for bit.
Originally posted by coasterfreak212 I've never noticed before, but the downloads are fast on Linux. when i was on xp it would only go about 128kb a sec for downloading Suse leaving the download at a 55hour or so download. I go on linux and download and a might 400kb sec surprises me leaving a 20min!!!! download. Is this just me or is this what linux is ment to do?
What kind of connection do you have? Have you every tried speed testing it?