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I'm in the process of downloading a Linux distro (linuxmint.com); it's taking forever...it's approximately 1.3GB in size and according to Firefox, it'll take about four hours to download.

There are fourteen mirrors available for this download: five in North America, and nine others across the world. I'm guessing they're all hosting the same file.

My question: is there a download manager or accelerator that works in the same theory as a P2P or Torrent application and download part of each file and at each address to speed up the download?

I could easily google the information, but I've grown to trust the opinions and experience of the people who post here.

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I don't know of one that will use multiple sources.

You could see if there is a jigdo version of the ISO. This is something that Debian used to use for distribution. I believe that works the way that you want it to.

You could also just check the torrent sites, but be sure to check the hash if you do (I don't recommend this route for any OS)




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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    I don't know of one that will use multiple sources.

    You could see if there is a jigdo version of the ISO. This is something that Debian used to use for distribution. I believe that works the way that you want it to.

    You could also just check the torrent sites, but be sure to check the hash if you do (I don't recommend this route for any OS)
The site offered a Torrent download, but at my connection speed, going HTTP or FTP for the download seemed faster.

I was able to find one called Download Accelerator Plus, but it's adware based...now, I'm not enthused by the ads, but the ISO will be done in less than an hour, so I'm good.



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