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07/30/2009 12:14:19 PM · #1
Alright... riddle me this batman... I posted on here awhile back about how I started running Ubuntu on my 6 year old dell laptop. Mind you it has a 1.8Ghz with 2 gb of ram (it was like 3000$ at the time)... Anyway, to make this as brief as possible. When transferring my files from my card reader to my Ubuntu laptop, I couldn't help but notice it is like FREAKIN WARP SPEED... I was shocked at how fast the files transferred from the CF card reader to my laptop. Seriously, twice as fast as transferring to my mac and no lie, like 8 times as fast from transferring to my wifes, newer 2.0 dual core 3gb of ram, vista laptop. Anyone know why that is??? I was just wondering cause I'm new to the whole linux thing... Its freakin sweet though...
07/30/2009 12:40:02 PM · #2
I don't have a definite answer for you, but I would expect that the packets of data are being arranged differently and perhaps some underlying file transfer protocols are better optimized. The data packets on the other OS's may have a lot more overhead involved in the file transfer. You are experiencing the awesomeness of the open-source software model.

I need to make the time to install Ubuntu on my 6 year old Athlon box. I have a problem with the USB on that machine that I think is an issue with Windows and not my hardware. Once I install Linux, I will know for sure.

Message edited by author 2009-07-30 12:41:15.
07/30/2009 03:11:30 PM · #3
Dude... You just totally reminded me that I have an old laptop with a USB issue at my parents house, I have been dying to get them a working computer, and Ubuntu would be perfect... I would almost put money that says that the usb issue is a windows gig.

Anyway, the time it takes to install Ubuntu is about 20 minutes...LOL...

Lastly, the fast transfer is awesomeness because I am constantly moving files from flashcard to computer over to portable hard drive... Its sweet!

Message edited by author 2009-07-30 15:12:52.
07/30/2009 03:59:06 PM · #4
Ubuntu may save humanity
07/30/2009 04:07:24 PM · #5
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Ubuntu may save humanity


Oh, ohhhh... Can't stop laughing.... Ohhhh... I think I may need a washroom attendant... There are some ones in my wallet.... Ohhhhhh, can't stop.......
07/30/2009 04:18:53 PM · #6
anti virus software is scanning files as they are transferring, probably don't have that on ubuntu

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07/30/2009 04:53:11 PM · #7
Originally posted by GreatJobBob:

anti virus software is scanning files as they are transferring, probably don't have that on ubuntu


Viruses... Nope, don't have them on Ubuntu :)
07/30/2009 06:29:46 PM · #8
Where does one find this Obuntu. and when I find it, What do I do with it? How will it serve me? What price do I have to pay?
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