Keith Combs' Blahg

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Shades of dial-up Batman!!!

Shades of dial-up Batman!!!

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kubuntu-header Wow.  What a blast to the past.  I've been downloading Kubuntu 7.10 all day.  It's been creeping along at 35-50k per second.  This reminds me of downloading Windows 95 betas across dial-up.  Scratch that.  I think even then I had an ISDN line already.  I can't remember.  That was over a decade ago.

What's Kubuntu 7.10?  It's the KDE version of Ubuntu which just released so all of the linux folks are trying to get the released bits.  I've downloaded 561meg of 693.  I'm hoping there are two fixes in this version.  The main one I want is support for the wireless chipset (Intel 4965) in my ThinkPad T61p.  I'd also be happy if the NVIDIA Quadro 570m just worked.

We'll see in a few more hours.

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  • Hi Keith,

    Next time, try Free Download Manager...

    FDM downloads from slow sites by using multiple connections.

    I'm currently downloading Kubuntu 7.10 Desktop at 790K... without FDM... 45K

    Hope it helps!

  • I took a different "route".  After the download and failed installatio of the x64 version, I downloaded the x86 version from Sweden.  Much faster.  The x86 version installed ok with the standard video drivers.  I'll update them later this weekend to see how it does with the NVIDIA driver set.