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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Less that 48 hours for Feisty Fawn to be released! I thought I should write about how to go about getting your image the fastest way possible on release day. Ubuntu’s download servers are fast - and I mean really fast - but you still can save a lot of time if you start downloading now.
an save a lot of time if you start downloading now. You can avoid the traffic on release day, or the day after - when you are dying to get the latest image, and every minute seems like eternity. Enough with the hyperbole - lets get down to the method, shall we?
The secret to the recipe is rsync. How it works is, you download the latest testing release using rsync today or tomorrow, and then when Feisty is released, you update the cd image using rsync. Only changes to the files will be downloaded - and you couldn’t be wiser!