I just received the DVD but will be going away for a day or two (I NEED a day off!) so it will be a few days before I upgrade then rip the DVD, but here goes.
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I'll be wiping / on my box this weekend and doing a clean install of 10 (why? I want a clean install. I've installed other packages manually without running checkinstall to track them) but after that I will be ripping the DVD and posting a torrent. The DVD is dual layer so to burn it to a DVD you will need a dual-layer drive as the CD is 8GB. I will not be ripping the 5-CD set as many torrents for it already exist. If everyone leeches instead of allowing uploads I will be yanking the torrent, as a) it will be painfully slow for all b) leeching defeats the purpose of bittorrent and c) I can't afford everyone's hogging my bandwidth. The connection will be throttled to 64KB/s or 48KB/s during the day and will be much higher outside business hours. Initially to get others seeding I will set the connection limit to 3 users, otherwise nobody's download will ever complete. Once others are seeding as well I will increase the number of allowed connections.
Last edited by KimVette; 10-12-2005 at 07:19 PM.