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Old 10-14-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Do you need a fast internet connection for Linux?

Well, the answer for me is "Yes".

I'm finally really enjoy using linux (openSuse 11.0 64bit in my case).

And this is not only to the fact that the ati drivers are easy to install nowadays (somehow i always got them running sooner or later).
It is mostly because i switched from ISDN to ADSL2+. Now i can easily install or update applications, drivers, kernel etc. from home, without waiting hours and days for downloads to finish or take notes of what i might need and download it at work.

With a working and fast internet connection a full install of openSuse (plus some basic applications, drivers, upgrades, updates, patches and additional setups) takes about the same time as a new Vista install (plus some basic ....).


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Old 10-14-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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Re: Do you need a fast internet connection for Linux?

Hi Dru,

I am glad that things are working out for you with regard to your Internet connection. As I recall, it has been a thorn in your side for a few years (at least).

With regard to your question, I suspect that Linux does not require a different connection than Windows does. The only apparent difference is that on a Linux machine an update typically updates the operating system and all of the applications included in that distribution. This is different from Windows, which only updates the operating system itself, and each application is updated separately. My two cents.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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Re: Do you need a fast internet connection for Linux?

Hi Cogar,

yes i'm very happy now that my pc has a fast connection to the www.
One thing i like about openSuse (or linux generally) is that you can handle about all updates (and most upgrades) with one single application. Once all repositories are included (from which you downloaded/installed the program in the first place) every update is only 1 click away. And you can still choose what app. does the right things the right way for you (almost) without any costs. As soon as you have real acces to opensource you never want to miss it.

Greetings

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P.S.: openSuse 11.1 beta's are avialable, but be warned. Some earlier build was able to kill network adapters.
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Re: Do you need a fast internet connection for Linux?

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P.S.: openSuse 11.1 beta's are avialable, but be warned. Some earlier build was able to kill network adapters.
Yeah--I heard about that. I am interested in 11.1 when the final release is available. Based on the road maps I have seen, I think that is supposed to be in November. I hope it is good. (For now, I am still happy with Fedora 8, so I am in no hurry.)
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Re: Do you need a fast internet connection for Linux?

There are others distros with that problem, like the latest Ubuntu beta version. But it only happens with Intel network cards.
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Re: Do you need a fast internet connection for Linux?

Wow, you're finally off ISDN - congrats!!
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Re: Do you need a fast internet connection for Linux?

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Wow, you're finally off ISDN - congrats!!
Yes, i finally did it. Well, had to because my ISP (like all others here in austria) no longer supports ISDN for home user.
Within the last year the monthly rates for internet+telephone contracts (no limit on both) have fallen, download speeds have risen and support and quality have improved so i was easily convincend to change. Now the benefits finally justify the costs imho.

I'm looking forward to november and the final release of 11.1 too.
This will be the first linux distro/version i can download myself at home.

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