[Nottingham] Hi all!

Dan Caseley dan at caseley.me.uk
Tue Jan 11 17:04:10 UTC 2011

Hi Jason,

I've not heard of anything bad on O2, but BT Home Broadband was terrible for
that a few years back. They used to throttle everything encrypted back to
40KB/sec. If you want to push or pull a large amount of data over a VPN,
that'd be a real pain.

Virgin isn't dependant on the distance to the local telephone exchange, so
is likely to give you a faster line speed. That said, again for moving data
about, they also do a bit of traffic
nicking 75% of your bandwidth if you shift too many 1's and 0's.

I use Be <https://www.bethere.co.uk>. They're good.



On 11 January 2011 16:17, Jason Irwin <jasonirwin73 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I just thought I’d punt out a quick email to introduce myself.  So, hi.
> My names Jason and all being well I hope to be down in Nottingham by month
> end.  I’ve been trying to get to grips with Linux for a while now and can
> poke my way around some parts easily enough.  I hope to get into more
> interesting stuff once the move is over as I am sick to the back teeth with
> my XP box (the current media/dev work-horse) and I’d love to get Myth etc
> running, maybe even a few lower-level things like a VPN.  So expect lots of
> questions about trans-coding, file systems and routers in the future.  J
> My day job is a Java developer for a software house doing document
> management, business automation and the like.  We make some use of
> virtualisation and that’s something else I’d like to look at more closely.
> I’m convinced my Ubuntu box runs images faster than the Win7 one.  Maybe I
> am just biased.
> At the moment my biggest headache is about broadband providers.  Virgin
> seem to offer good speeds, but are far more expensive than O2 (which can
> give me a static IP and an international calling package).  The worry for me
> with O2 is VPN problems, as I will be telecommuting VPN is vital and I have
> seen lots of reports of them not allowing/breaking VPN access.  Anyone have
> experience of either?
> Cheers,
> J.
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