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Get the new Feisty FAST!

People tend to go directly to Ubuntu.com, Kubuntu.org, Xubuntu.com and Edubuntu.org to grab the latest downloads. That is fine, but for a day like today, being the Feisty release, you are going to be either downloading forever, or constantly losing connection.

So here is what I would do if I were you. Go to another distros website (i.e. Fedora, openSUSE, Gentoo, Debian…) and go to their download section. They tend to have a list of mirrors somewhere in there. Find a mirror closer to your location. If the mirror has any of the distros listed, then there will be Ubuntu a directory or two up. Most universities maintain Linux mirrors to the main distributions. For instance on one of my local mirrors here in Chicago, I downloaded all of the ISOs available for final release in less than one hour. 2MB/s to be exact. Now, once you have downloaded those ISOs, be a pal and seed them with your favorite torrent application. Remember to throttle your bandwidth a little bit though if you plan on seeding multiple ISOs.

Other than that, HAPPY RELEASE DAY EVERYONE!

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  • I prefer using the Torrent and the tracker povided by ubuntu.
    It is far more reliable than any direct download, and the speed is OK.
    It’s easier to share, once the download is completed, since the tracker already exists…

    Anyway, thanks for the tips ๐Ÿ™‚

    (sorry for my English, I’m Belgian)

    Splitsch

  • You should check out metalink. It’s an XML format listing mirrors, their location & priority, P2P sources, checksums and other useful metadata. That makes for an easier and more reliable download – http://www.metalinker.org/

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