Linux download times; why so long,normal?

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  1. freemail1

    freemail1 Member

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    Is it normal for Linux Mint to take hours and hours to download?
    I gave up when it said 12 hours hours remaining
    after 10% downloaded. It's a 1.1Gb file. Is there a Zip file for it?


    Are they quicker ways to download (other than ordering the CD's)?
    Thanks
  2. Yesyesloud

    Yesyesloud Active Member

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    Abnormal... Unless your connection speed is not so fast.

    Try another mirror or download it via torrent.

    I'd forget mint and pick Manjaro for a fresh start.
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  3. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Active Member

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    Could be the server you elected to download from (Debian has a bunch, for example, but I know nothing about Mint). Could be a crummy connection, or your ISP has decided to throttle your connection for some reason. Perhaps they decided that .ISO images are all pirate stuff, who knows?

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