Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:25 AM
For the record...
No# 1. There is nothing illegal about downloading copyrighted material using torrent clients if the software vendor/owner provides that as a means for you to get their software..
And for the record... I've downloaded Ubuntu Web Server , and the Desktop Version, both using uTorrent, and between them both 1=700M+ and the other 600M+, I was able to download both of them together within 45 minutes.
Ubuntu is available by Torrent clients, and if I were you, I'd go that route. I'm not going to get into much details of the mechanics about .torrent clients, but....... you'll not put all the strain on one server,, but you'll be getting your file(s) from many servers at one time. Much quicker than ftp, http, or otherwise.
Ubuntu encourages the use of the torrent file to download. I think I had around 35,000 or such people sharing that one file. I got my files fast. Even on dial up, I'm positive it will be faster than any other method you try, considering the file size too. I'm not on dial up though.
But if you download uTorrent, and download the Ubuntu .torrent file, all you have to do is install the uTorrent client, then double-click on the .torrent file you have saved on your hard drive.... and just tell it where you want to save it. It'll be a done deal.