I ve installed VMware Workstation and installed Ubuntu 8.10 as my guest OS.
After the installations, Ubuntu prompted me to download 259 files through the internet.
My question is: It is downloading files at 700 bits to 30 kB/s speeds. My internet service provider's speed is 125 KB(kilobytes) per second. I ve never experienced this slow internet speeds. I ve never used Linux os before and wondering 'Is this what only free Operating Systems can offer?.' I am a Windows user and Ive never had this kind of slow download speed problem. Am I downloading at the peak traffic hours only? I don't think so. Under Windows I ve never had this kind of issue. I could let it download while I am sleeping. But still I don't think it would be done after I wake up?!!! Is it "free" the issue? No offence to Linux users. Just curious. Thanks.
P.S. Yesterday I ve tried to download these files. The speed went up to 70 kilobytes/s. Basically same as today.
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