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This is not so much as a problem, but has anybody had a drastic increase in download speed on Linux over windows? For example, on windows i was getting 20kb/s ...
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- 12-24-2008 #1
For example, on windows i was getting 20kb/s on my wireless network, and without changing my computers location, or anybody else signing on/off the network, with no variables changed, i was getting in excess of 250kb/s and in brief intervals i was getting 500kb/s!!
Anybody else had something like this??
- 12-24-2008 #2
I'm glad Linux is working out for you, It sounds like Windows may be infected with spyware/adware, that will slow down your whole machine.
- 12-24-2008 #3
It was actually a brand-new install of Windows, installed an hour ago... Not asking for solutions.. has anybody else had this happen to them?
- 12-24-2008 #4
Linux and Unix before it, were built to be used in Networks. As a result their networking implementations are far superior to windows, which were designed as standalone OS and discovered the importance of networks much later.
- 12-24-2008 #5
Thats a default behavior of Windows OS but difference in your case is too much. Windows OS reserves 20% bandwidth for system's internal use only and you can set it to 0% easily.
- 12-24-2008 #6
I have noticed that in general Linux distributions tend to have less overhead when downloading things, particularly if I'm in a command-line (rather than GUI) environment. The difference varies, but yes, it can happen.Registered Linux user #270181
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