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Old 01-26-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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transfer speed make sense?

I'm transfering a file between my computer and a virtual PC run and it only sending at a speed of 500 kByte/s ?? that is only 4 Megabit per second?

I'm using winxp and have a linuxbox run in vmware( virtual pc )
I send a file using pscp( a extension of putty ). and here is the output:

file | 123140 kB | 483.9 kB/s | ETA: 00:01:33| 75%
Old 01-26-2005, 10:26 PM   #2
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Running Linux through vmware you really tax your system. Prolly part of your problem. Maybe part rouge network traffic, too.
Old 01-27-2005, 12:02 AM   #3
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I found it better running windows in a vmware window under linux, but face it, windows operating systems were NOT designed to be speedy systems. For example, opening bookmarks in a browser in win3.1 on a P66 pc was almost instant. A friend of mine who fell for the XP lure is now complaining it takes 2 and 1/2 seconds just to open his bookmarks on his new 2.8g pc. Have you noticed the older the windows version, the faster it runs?
Old 01-27-2005, 12:13 AM   #4
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Hence bigger processors with the "new" windows versions. Hence the Intel and Windows affair, even heard wIntel? If you wanna Know the truth I beleive the whole code for win 3.1 is in all versions of windows. Its like hey you make your software bigger and slower we'll produce the processor to make it seem faster. So they make it look better by adding more code to the original. Not inproving the old code, we'll just patch it later. Maybe not, just one view on it.
Old 01-27-2005, 01:21 AM   #5
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I am running FC3, I have just upgraded from FC2. I am running on a 100MB LAN at home, before I re-installed I could transfer files easy, and fast. Now as I was returning data to the server I found that It was VERY VERY Slow. I dont know what I have done, it was never like this before


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