Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th May 2013 12:24 UTC
Linux "Today I pushed out a new ISO of my Wayland Live CD project, which is named for my favorite celebrity. For this new Wayland CD, I wrote a new login manager with Bash and Zenity and Expect (and Script) that fully runs on a Wayland server (weston). Now X is no longer involved in the boot process, and X does not start, (unless you use an X application with xwayland), because I replaced LightDM with the new loginmanager."
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No Torrent?
by panzi on Sun 26th May 2013 15:09 UTC
panzi
Member since:
2006-01-22

1.7 GB and no torrent? Who's gonna download that? I'm certainly not. Files >= 500 MB should always have a torrent (even if there is only one web seed and no other seeder). Some people don't have a very fast internet connection. Some people's internet has regular connection drops. So for "them" it is impossible to download files >= 500 MB via HTTP.

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RE: No Torrent?
by judgen on Sun 26th May 2013 15:24 in reply to "No Torrent?"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

I agree with you in case point. But magnet+dht is the future.

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by Kochise on Sun 26th May 2013 16:52 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Megaupload.com ?

Kochise

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RE: No Torrent?
by pandronic on Sun 26th May 2013 16:51 in reply to "No Torrent?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

So for "them" it is impossible to download files >= 500 MB via HTTP


That makes me sad. I think I'd cut my wrists if my provider would be so crappy.

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by panzi on Sun 26th May 2013 17:51 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Then never move to Austria.

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 27th May 2013 00:11 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"So for "them" it is impossible to download files >= 500 MB via HTTP


That makes me sad. I think I'd cut my wrists if my provider would be so crappy.
"

I've used "rural broadband" WiMAX ISPs where I wouldn't even think of trying to download a 500MB file with a browser. That said, I've used wget to transfer multi-GB files over those same connections (wget -c --timeout=10 --tries=100 http://somedomain.com/somefile.blah) & I find that works much more reliably.

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RE: No Torrent?
by moondevil on Sun 26th May 2013 16:52 in reply to "No Torrent?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Download managers?

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by Fergy on Sun 26th May 2013 19:01 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Download managers?

I know Firefox can resume a download.

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by lucas_maximus on Mon 27th May 2013 09:52 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

To be fair I prefer using Bitorrent when getting disc images just because it does some parity checking of some sort.

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RE: No Torrent?
by No it isnt on Sun 26th May 2013 17:44 in reply to "No Torrent?"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

You should be able to download with wget -c.

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by panzi on Sun 26th May 2013 17:54 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Well, at these data sizes I'd rather have checksums for each several MB so I can be sure that the reconstructed whole is not broken and if something is amiss I only have to redownload a few MBs.

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RE: No Torrent?
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 26th May 2013 17:50 in reply to "No Torrent?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Meh... I download files that are several gigs in size over HTTP/FTP all the time with wget--in fact, that's actually my preferred method. It works just fine and is reliable without destroying network speeds. It's just that, in this case, a distro named "Rebecca Black Linux" that runs Wayland is something I probably wouldn't bother downloading with any type of connection...

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by Morgan on Mon 27th May 2013 10:27 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's just that, in this case, a distro named "Rebecca Black Linux" that runs Wayland is something I probably wouldn't bother downloading with any type of connection...


I would...but only on Friday.

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RE: No Torrent?
by aligatro on Sun 26th May 2013 18:06 in reply to "No Torrent?"
aligatro Member since:
2010-01-28

magnet:xt=urn:btih:1AA1B14ACC94B4086A2CB42CA0BBD1D124C23276&dn=Rebecca BlackLinux_i386.iso&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.openbittorrent. com%3a80%2fannounce

Enjoy, However, I set limit to 100KB/S to not use all of my free bandwidth on amazon.

Edited 2013-05-26 18:07 UTC

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by panzi on Sun 26th May 2013 21:16 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Thank's but I just get "invalid bittorent link".

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by Radio on Sun 26th May 2013 22:08 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

I've got a fiber connection and I am in Switzerland. I'll try to setup a torrent for you. First time I'm doing thqt, though, I hope I'll succeed.

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