In-line upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 on my workstation at the office.

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April 28, 2011

I love Debian’s in-line upgrades, especially with how seamless Canonical has made it within Ubuntu. Still, I have to question the speed of their CDN when downloading 1800 packages is going to take 8 more hours. Comcast and have verified we have 10Mbit-15Mbit connectivity, so why all the slowness?

screensot of my upgrade in progress

One of my favorite features about World of Warcraft was the bittorrent client in their upgrade/installer software, allowing you to download patches in a fraction of the time. I don’t understand why Ubuntu’s installer can’t parallelize the download process to use more of my available bandwidth by downloading from multiple sources.