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The latest Mandriva

Postby Rhakios » Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:54 pm

Is now available to club members, and for pre-order to the rest of humanity.

Can you hear the clicking of my laptop's hard drive as it torrents away?

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RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby nordle » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:28 pm

>>Can you hear the clicking of my laptop's hard drive as it torrents away?

.... as Rhakios downloads boat loads of p0rn while trying to decide if he can stomach a Mandrive splashscreen, or maybe just wait for Suse 9.3

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Sorry Rhakios, couldn't resist that one
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RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby evilnick » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:10 pm

Well don't hog the bandwidth, we want it for our coverdiscs...
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RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby towy71 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:20 pm

I'm sure he said torrents.......
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Re: RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby evilnick » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:23 pm

towy71 wrote:I'm sure he said torrents.......


In that case, why are you only downloading it once you swine - haven't you got more boxes? :P
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RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby nelz » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:23 pm

Currently downloading at 14KB/s on a connection capable of over 300KB/s :(
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RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby towy71 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:27 pm

ok so I'll wait until you hogs get off the line ;-)
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Re: RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby Rhakios » Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:43 pm

evilnick wrote:In that case, why are you only downloading it once you swine - haven't you got more boxes? :P


I have oodles of boxes, but I only allow the one a direct connection to the internet through my router, the rest go through the hardware firewall, and I'm not opening ports on that :P

I would have thought the spanking new LXF server could make a much greater contribution to disseminating Mandriva than I ever could :wink:
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Re: RE: The latest Mandriva

Postby Rhakios » Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:47 pm

nordle wrote:.... as Rhakios downloads boat loads of p0rn while trying to decide if he can stomach a Mandrive splashscreen, or maybe just wait for Suse 9.3

:)

Sorry Rhakios, couldn't resist that one


There are much more relaible ways of getting porn, or so I'm told :wink:

As a long time user of Mandrake, I feel obliged to give the new Mandriva release a whirl on one of my machines, but only SuSE 9.3 will be going on this 64-bit box when I get my hands on it.
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Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:12 am

Well I have a mb connection at home and so far its still going a day later :cry:

Also means our Internet is almost usless as its using all of our upload bandwidth as well.......
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Postby nelz » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:27 am

All BitTorrent clients allow you to restrict the upload bandwidth. Restricting it to around 80% of the maximum usually give decent responsiveness with a good share ratio. Leaving it unlimited will slow down the downloads, it's a bad idea.
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Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:02 am

ahhh, thanks, this is the first time we have used bit-torrent, for mdk10.1 we asked for a ftp download and got it that way. I'll have a look when I get home, saying that it will probably be finished by then!

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Postby davecs » Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:49 pm

Sorry, guys I cut my Linux teeth on Mandrake, but I just can't get excited about it any more.

If they rename it Womandriva on the basis that, statiscally, it crashes less than other versions, then I might be impressed enough to give it another try!
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Postby nelz » Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:37 pm

One of the problems with the name that no one has yet mentioned in here is the question of pronunciation. It's bad enough that people say Linux incorrectly, now they can get the distro wrong too (jumping on the Deeebian/Sousa bandwagon? :)).

Mand-thingy have already felt the need to indicate the correct pronunciation on their web site, it's Mandr-ee-va, not Mandr-eye-va.

I'll stick with Jentooo thank you very much :)
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Postby davecs » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:07 pm

I'm with Jentooo, tooo !!

I also use Pee See Leenucks Oh Ess. Not to mention Win-Doh'z.

It's just that, either way, Mandrivel sounds horrible to my ears, and at least Womandriva gets your attention!
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