Today was the day! It came with great trumpeting - Hardy Heron, the latest Ubuntu distro has been released.
I had put on my RTM task list to download it today and once my computer booted (I needed to do some work with a Internet Explorer only site), I tried to download it. It failed at least six times while I was trying to download from mirrors in the US.
I got crafty and decided to try a mirror in Taiwan, before they were awake. No such luck. It failed too.
I never got more than half way through and it failed. I bet if I had tried to download a torrent, I would have had no problems at all.
I was working on some school stuff very late in the night and I tried to download it again. Being crafty, again, I headed East... I was able to download it from Czechoslovakia with out problem.
So, hooray, I finally have it. Its been burned to a disk and maybe this weekend, I'll install it!
Note: My wife is suggesting that this post is less geeky than my previous posting about Sam's Club, rice and economics. Feel free to weigh in!