Regarding Get Fedora page

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Jun 1 02:18:26 UTC 2010

On Monday 31 May 2010, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>On Mon, 2010-05-31 at 20:49 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> On Mon, 31 May 2010 20:42:34 -0400
>> Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> > Would a completely new user ask "where are the torrents?"
>> That is the first question I always ask when I want to download
>> a new linux distro for testing. I always get better download
>> performance with torrents.
>How many new users download new linux distros on a regular basis?

I know of one potential user who probably has the iso's for the latest 
releases of the top 4 or 5 distros on his drives right now.  He wants to 
make the jump, but can't seem to loosen his grip on windows.  And I nag him 
steadily about that.  And yes, he pulls most of them with a torrent client.

>For how many new users would torrent be a performance increase?
Waves hand frantically.  I can pull a torrent in about half the time I could 
get it from a NC server.  I have a 3Mbit connection now.  There is no way 
that your servers could handle 647 leechers at that bandwidth level, but 
since there were 500+ seeders at most of the times I looked, it was a piece 
of cake.  Look at that as being 500+ other servers sharing the load on 
yours.  Whats not to like?

Cheers, Gene
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