System Update Sizes

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by oldMac, Feb 26, 2002.

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Do you think system updates could be smaller?

  1. Yes. They're friggin' HUGE!!!

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    12.5%
  2. Maybe, but I'd rather Apple spend time on other things.

    5 vote(s)
    62.5%
  3. No. Quit your System 7 on a floppy whining.

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. I would rather have arn hand-deliver each update to me.

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    0.0%
  1. oldMac macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I'm wondering. Are there any full-time, 56K modem users actively participating on these boards?

    If so, how the heck do you keep your software up-to-date in our land of 20+MB update files? Do you just not update? Does Apple still have a program where you can get these periodically on CD?

    Don't you miss the days when the *entire* OS fit on a single floppy disk?

    Seriously, broadband penetration isn't *that* high here in the US. Maybe Apple should get their engineers working on a good diff utillity for sending updates that are really updates rather than complete system component replacements.
     
  2. spinner macrumors regular

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    #2
    56K MEGA downloads

    I usually start the update just before I go to bed. Otherwise it kills a whole evening of quality time with my Mac.
     
  3. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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  4. AlphaTech macrumors 601

    AlphaTech

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    1.5MB DSL... the ONLY way to fly :D....

    Unless you get a high octane espresso in you :D:D:D
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    I have dsl at work & home...

    my advice to u is to start the download at night.....then go to sleep....it'll be finished when u wake up in the morning...
     
  6. spikey macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    I have no need for software updates.

    I run OS9, and i have the software i will ever need.


    Apples website is pretty good on a 56K really. I just leave it on over night, then back it up on cd.
     
  7. oldMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just asking...

    Don't get me wrong... I have a cable modem. I'm just feeling sorry for the more bandwidth-limited users out there.
     
  8. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    I have a 56K modem and the most I can download at any 1 time about 25Mb! My ISP resticts online time to 2 hours per connection! Anybody know of a download manager for the mac? (Similar to Gozilla on PC??) Anyway, I just leave things downloading in the background.
     
  9. dualburn001 macrumors regular

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    Re: 56K MEGA downloads

    it wont take you a night to download a 20mb file. At 5k per second it will take you an hour and 30 minutes, TOPS.


    Dualburn001
     
  10. AlphaTech macrumors 601

    AlphaTech

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    Re: Re: 56K MEGA downloads

    That is only true if you have a rock solid connection to the internet, and you don't get ANY speed fluctuations. How many people have been able to download a 20MB file (caps please since small letters have different meanings) in an hour 30???

    I have seen a 5MB file take close to an hour when there was heavy traffic on the site, or when there was a storm somewhere between me and where the server was (physically).
     
  11. dualburn001 macrumors regular

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    Re: Re: Re: 56K MEGA downloads

    true true
     
  12. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    speed freeeeeeaaaaak.....

    150 MBits.....

    Just braggin' here... :p
     
  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Re: speed freeeeeeaaaaak.....

    the most I've topped out at home was around 174....he he he...
     

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