[FoRK] What's that tell you?

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Thu Jun 11 20:10:47 PDT 2009


That's very unusual - are you using their downloader tool?
My experience of downloading, e.g. visual studio or office, has been of
maxing out my pipe, and that they have a CDN that extends to Australia.

You might be caught in a spike of some kind - has anything major just been
released?

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Downloading from MSDN.microsoft.com for the last several hours has been
> going at the rate of 1-6 KB/sec.
>
> QT SDK from QTSoftware.com, 90-200KB/sec.
>
> Sure, the former may be more popular, but they also have infinite money to
> scale a simple download site.
>
> I'll have my app written in C++/QT and Actionscript/Air/Flex before I even
> get a MS dev environment set up.
>
> sdw
>
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