Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released. "Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released on the torrent site. Both DVD and Live images have been provided. Unless something goes terribly wrong, these will be the same bits (modulo gpg signed SHA1SUM files) that will go to the mirrors for the final Fedora 8 release." Update: There is an interview up about CodecBuddy's inclusion in Fedora 8 with the two developers behind this feature.
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by Hiev on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 19:34 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Why are torrents an issue for you?

Yes, it is slower, at least for me.

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by buff on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 20:06 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

torrents are an issue for me too. I have Comcast broadband and I have been downloading the DVD for over 12 hours. bittorent-curses says I have 5.5 hours left! The problem with torrents is if not enough users have seeds available the download speed is very slow. I try to do my part and let bittorent upload from my torrent for several days after a release. Comcast is throttling uploads and probably limiting download speed of torrents too. I think there was some legal action against them recently.

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by irbis on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 21:05 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

Yes, Bittorrent is not often the fastest way to download.

Perhaps not a big surprise if some internet service providers may restrict Bittorrent traffic when many estimates state that Bittorrent and other peer-to-peer file sharing traffic may be responsible for about 40% of all Internet traffic.
http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-dominates-internet-traffic-07090...

Also according to Comcast the reason for occasionally delaying peer-to-peer file sharing traffic is "[i]to conserve bandwidth and allow customers to experience the Internet without delays."
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/22/comcast-were-delaying-not-...
http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=10300CL7I43E

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