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Description of problem:
IMHO we should make the fact, that users should use mirrors, more
Instead of clickable links to our main site, where half the planet
seems to download, we should have text with the the word MIRROR as a
link to mirrors
i.e. the first entry in the mirror list at
ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/ the text would read
User is incited to paste text from mirror list and then adds text from
The way it's done at http://www.jpackage.org/repos.php probably
illustrates better what is meant
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
2. scroll down to heading 'Downloading the ISO Images'
3. blindly click on link
Actual Results: user nags at slow download speed
Expected Results: usage of mirrors makes everybody happy ;-)
Additional info: absolutely perfect would be a set of questions that
take the user to the closest mirror (select continent, select country,
Looks like the new http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/Download addresses
yes, the magic link that redirects to a mirror works just fine.
Thank you for fixing this.