[lug] Initial impressions of Kubuntu

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Wed Nov 15 10:37:11 MST 2006

On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 10:13:31AM -0700, Daniel Webb wrote:
>apparently.  The only thing that will make me happy is if apt has a dozen or
>so top choices for mirrors, and automatically fails over (quickly) to the next

Wow, really?  I guess I hadn't really noticed because I always put in
"mirrors.tummy.com" manually for the mirror when doing Debian or Ubuntu
installs.  "yum" on Fedora/CentOS and upcoming RHEL is pretty good about
this.  It doesn't auto-detect when a mirror is too slow (50KB/sec on my
8mbps cable line sucks), but it will fail over to others if you Control-C
it.  It also has a "fastestmirror" plugin that seems to help.  I still try
to point things at mirrors.tummy.com though, especially at our hosting

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 weren't using Dilithium Crystals."  -- Sean and Anne being silly one night.
Sean Reifschneider, Member of Technical Staff <jafo at tummy.com>
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