[FoRK] What's that tell you?

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Jun 12 07:24:18 PDT 2009


It was the Visual Studio Web installer, trying to download its 
components.  I don't know what happened overnight because Windows update 
restarted the computer....

Whatever the "spike" was, it lasted 4-8 hours.

Back to an older version, I have better things to do.

sdw

Damien Morton wrote:
> 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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