Re: Upgrading Debian
On Friday 07 May 2004 11:06 pm, cr wrote:
> > year or two. Grabbing new stuff by modem just takes patience. It helps
> > if you don't pay for your connectivity by the hour too.
> Ah. I do (or rather, I have a fixed number of hours prer month on
Gack. Well, I suppose your original statement must be reaffirmed in your case
then. It definitely eats time.
> Rather more significantly, I only have one telephone line - so when my
> computer's on line, phone ain't working. *And* I can never guarantee the
In my case, it helps that nobody ever calls except spammers anyway. The phone
being busy is no big deal. In fact, I miss being on the phone all the time.
Now it rings, and I have to deal with spammers. :(
> line won't drop for some reason, so leaving the thing running overnight
> isn't really a solution.
I had horrible problems with my line, and I thought they were all the phone
company's fault. Turned out that the connections outside in the box were
corroded. I cleaned them up and went from 28.8 being typical, with frequent
drops, to being able to stay connected for hours at 50.66. It made a big
difference, and it was a five minute fix. I was astonished that it turned
out to be so simple. (In my case, we had a huge amount of rain, and my
connection was going to pot on rainy days. It was fine after a couple dry
days. I figured there was water getting into some little green box somewhere
along the way.)
> And it isn't as if I'm the _only_ person living
> in this house..... I can contemplate a 5MB download, *very*
> occasionally, but that's my limit.
I make the house payments, so anybody else living here can get over it. :)
> So, for me, spending a few bucks to get the CD's posted to me is much less
> hassle and takes much less of my time.
> Obviously, this depends on individual circumstances.
Indeed. For me it was a question of time. 36 hours is a long time, but still
faster than waiting several days for CDs to arrive in the mail. Cheaper too,
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621