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I've never been able to download Linux ISOs. I'd love to try SimplyMepis 6.9 Beta 64, but I always end up having to order a disk - and Betas, of course, aren't available on CD/DVD. My downloads ALWAYS stall at around 550 mb. Any thoughts? Thanks a bunch. (I'm downloading to a WinXP machine.)
Thanks for responding. I've tried various servers at the main distro sites: PCLinuxOS, SuSE, Ubuntu, PC-BSD, SimplyMepis, etc. I've also tried various download managers, including Firefox's native download function, and Free Download Manager. Hmm, could this be browser-related? I'll start a download using a different browser (IE) right now and see what happens. Stay tuned...
I would suggest using anything except a browser to do the jownload job. I don't know why a browser would differ from some other program in that aspect, but it tends to do cut the downloads for me too when using a browser to download bigger files. I usually use wget to download my ISOs nowadays; I would use torrents, but apparently my ISP is making that difficult by slowing torrent traffic down to 5k/s or less.
Wow. Never heard of IE doing better than Firefox. Even when I have to be on a windows computer, I don't use IE...at least you got it working.
Note that Mepis uses (like most Linux distros) Firefox. You can get others, but I've never had a problem downloading with it. I also stay away from torrents, some people say they're fast, I personally have had no luck with them (download lasts a couple days).
To see specific package info, see distrowatch's "article" here.