Solaris 10 - not yet for me

I have a paltry 1Mb ADSL connection to the Internet, but decided to have a go at downloading S10 rather than waiting for it to be delivered to my home through my Solaris Update contract with Sun.

So I went to the download site, clicked on the DVD option, and there's the first problem - 2.3Gb for the 5 chunks that make up the S10 DVD. That's 8hrs at maxed-out DSL speed!!!

I thought I'd give it a go anyway - where's the harm in trying, even if it does take a couple of days to complete. However, my aspirations were very quickly curtailed when I realised that I was only getting under 20KB/s download speed instead of around 120KB/s. That's 8hrs per segment :(

Perhaps obviously, demand is high for this ground-breaking OS, so maybe I'll give it a few days to calm down, and let the customers get at it first.

Comments:

Trev you don't need the images.</P<

Live upgrade over nfs works just fine, before I switched to SunRay@home I live upgraded every other week over night and that was before I got the 1Mb link.

Posted by Chris Gerhard on February 01, 2005 at 06:16 AM GMT #

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