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    Angry Costly 12.1 Download

    Writing this speed limited to 64kb/s as what I thought would be a 4.7GB download of 12.1 turned out to be about a 9.2GB download (with no other significant download in the meantime) going way over my 7GB download limit and costing me about $300 in excess usage!! What's more, the full ISO didn't download fully and won't install. Not happy! Was hoping to upgrade my SUSE 11.2 x64, which has been very buggy. Now this. SUSE used to be a good system back at version 10 or so, but this is the final straw. If anyone can tell me this was my fault let me know.

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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    Wrong forum, nothing to do with the forum software itself. This should have been posted in Soapbox as it's a rant.

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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    As said above. This is nott about how the forums function or can be improved.

    As it is also not asking for help with a specific problem, this will be moved to Soapbox.

    Please NNTP users, do not post until reopened.
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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    As said above. This is nott about how the forums function or can be improved.

    As it is also not asking for help with a specific problem, this will be moved to Soapbox.

    Please NNTP users, do not post until reopened.
    This is now in Soapbox and reopend for posting.

    To the OP @shaundrummond01,

    You are welcome here, but please we are openSUSE users like you (or like you try to be). We try to help fellow openSUSE users when they encounter problems or have questions about the product. But when you have a problem, please try to start that in the correct subforum which a telling title that will draw prople with affinity to your problem into reading your text. And then describe as explicit as possible what your problem is. No vague: It does not work. Also allways remember that other people might do things completely different then yoou and that you should not assume that they think along the same lines as you.

    Now for those who do not have a defined problem where they want help, we have subforums like Soapbox. But even there just saying that you are disappointed will not help you very much except when you feel beter after expressing your frustration.
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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    The dvd iso is around 4gb, so something went completely wrong with the
    download and I doubt it is an openSUSE problem (I never had or have
    problems to download the dvd iso files).

    You do not describe what you used for download (ftp, the button on the
    web page for direct download, the torrent download???). So it is near to
    impossible to guess what went wrong for you.

    Btw if you have a limited download speed and a restriction on the
    download volume I would guess you are better served to order some dvd's
    from one of the many services which sell you cheap copies (you can find
    some on distrowatch) or even order the more expensive box version of
    openSUSE. If you do not need the latter the dvd's from services like
    osdisc.com and other are really cheap, some even provide the contents of
    the non oss and packman repos as extra dvd's so you save additional
    download volume.

    Just my 2ct.

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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    For users with limited and expensive bandwidth, I recommend that a distribution such as openSUSE which has many updates is NOT for such users.

    If such users insist on installing a distro such as openSUSE then I recommend they obtain their DVD by postal mail. Web sites such as DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD. have advertisements on the side of their web page advertising where many different distros (including openSUSE) can be procurred for ~$5 which is a fraction of the cost the op inexplicably decided to go for.

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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    The dvd iso is around 4gb, so something went completely wrong with the
    download and I doubt it is an openSUSE problem (I never had or have
    problems to download the dvd iso files).

    You do not describe what you used for download (ftp, the button on the
    web page for direct download, the torrent download???). So it is near to
    impossible to guess what went wrong for you.

    Btw if you have a limited download speed and a restriction on the
    download volume I would guess you are better served to order some dvd's
    from one of the many services which sell you cheap copies (you can find
    some on distrowatch) or even order the more expensive box version of
    openSUSE. If you do not need the latter the dvd's from services like
    osdisc.com and other are really cheap, some even provide the contents of
    the non oss and packman repos as extra dvd's so you save additional
    download volume.

    Just my 2ct.

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    nVidia ION | 3GB Ram
    There appears to be only a German edition of the boxed set. Sad.
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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna
    martin_helm;2426278 Wrote:
    > The dvd iso is around 4gb, so something went completely wrong with the
    > download and I doubt it is an openSUSE problem (I never had or have
    > problems to download the dvd iso files).
    >
    > You do not describe what you used for download (ftp, the button on the
    > web page for direct download, the torrent download???). So it is near
    > to
    > impossible to guess what went wrong for you.
    >
    > Btw if you have a limited download speed and a restriction on the
    > download volume I would guess you are better served to order some
    > dvd's from one of the many services which sell you cheap copies (you
    > can find some on distrowatch) or even order the more expensive box
    > version of openSUSE. If you do not need the latter the dvd's from
    > services like osdisc.com and other are really cheap, some even
    > provide the contents of
    > the non oss and packman repos as extra dvd's so you save additional
    > download volume.
    >
    > Just my 2ct.
    >
    > --
    > PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1) 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE
    > 4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
    > Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.7.4 |
    > nVidia ION | 3GB Ram

    There appears to be only a German edition of the boxed set. Sad.

    Hi
    And that's not openSUSE, it's a fork....

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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    There appears to be only a German edition of the boxed set. Sad.
    Not true, there's a post by ken_yap pointing to the international edition
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    Default Re: Costly 12.1 Download

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Not true, there's a post by ken_yap pointing to the international edition
    That is Balsam open-slx - Welcome which is the fork.


    There is a German openSUSE version that is NOT Balsam : http://www.edv-buchversand.de/suse/p...%20Abo-Service
    Last edited by oldcpu; 04-Jan-2012 at 14:28.

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