Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
Windows I'm swamped with real-world work at the moment, so you'll have to settle for this quickie: the consumer preview for Windows 8 has been released. Go get it and report in what you find!
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RE: Comment by ephracis
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 16:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I had it within 20 minutes just now.

I <3 120Mbit.

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by ephracis on Wed 29th Feb 2012 17:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Here I am going at 80 kb/s. With an advertised speed of 10 Mbit. Guess my link to their servers isn't as good as that in NL.

Well, well. It'll give me more time to study for my exams.

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RE[3]: Comment by ephracis
by Verunks on Wed 29th Feb 2012 17:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ephracis"
Verunks Member since:
2007-04-02

try to download the iso directly, their downloader was quite slow for me too
32bit http://iso.esd.microsoft.com/WCPDL/BD1B8A49393E30CC9C4E5C88457D73E9...
64bit http://iso.esd.microsoft.com/WCPDL/BD1B8A49393E30CC9C4E5C88457D73E9...

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RE[3]: Comment by ephracis
by l3v1 on Thu 1st Mar 2012 07:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ephracis"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm using the downloadthemall plugin for firefox with 10 segments and it downloads with 2.45mb/s.

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by ronaldst on Wed 29th Feb 2012 20:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

I went the cool Linux way: used wget thru a command prompt on my WHS. Downloaded at full tube speeds.

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RE[3]: Comment by ephracis
by Lennie on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ephracis"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

"I went the cool Linux way: used wget thru a command prompt on my WHS. Downloaded at full tube speeds."

So did Microsoft their download site is hosted on Linux servers (Akamai) ;-)

Edited 2012-03-02 15:02 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 1st Mar 2012 02:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Socialist! :-)

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by ebasconp on Thu 1st Mar 2012 11:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I hate my 368kbps ;)

(and I pay 40 USD approx for it; it is a pity that internet is so expensive
and so slow in our developing countries)

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by Mellin on Thu 1st Mar 2012 12:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

2.5GB downloaded in 15minutes at 2.6MB/Sec with 25Mbit broadband

Edited 2012-03-01 12:42 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by ephracis
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 02:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ephracis"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Must be nice. Nice and expensive too.

Although my download didn't go at my connection's maximum speed (~310KB/sec), it was good enough for me. For a flat-rate of twenty bucks a month, I don't think that's too bad. I'm more concerned about having the Internet *at all* for the long term than having shitloads of bandwidth, but what I have is adequate in most cases (usually as long as I'm not downloading torrents, which I tend avoid for this reason and a few others).

I'm just trying to figure out how I'm going to go about installing it. I am on a 64-bit machine with 1 gig of memory, so 64-bit is out of the question. Furthermore, with only 1GB of memory, it is likely that virtualization is out of the question. I don't have any free unpartitioned space, meaning I will have to use my current / partition and backup /home in case Windows wants to be a douche and wipe it out too.

So there might be quite a bit of preparation before I undergo the process, and it better be at least somewhat interesting if I do decide to take the plunge to try it out. When I'm done, I'll just have to re-install Debian.

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