What can I do with really fast Internet?

Wangel

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My current ISP is rated at 56.6 dial up. Because of my location or phone wiring, I get about 24 to 28. Not very fast. I've had it this way for years. Next week they will be installing Sprint ION, which has a 8 Mbps download. With this fast speed, what can I do differently? I've usually avoided web sites that take too long to load. Should I look into web conferencing?
 

ForeverSilky

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With 8mbs downloads, you can get large files very, very, very fast. And web pages will load in the blink of an eye.
 

shiznut123

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you can do a lot of stuff. streaming videos, audio, download huge files,
play multiplayer games.
 

TomC25

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<< With 8mbs downloads, you can get large files very, very, very fast. And web pages will load in the blink of an eye. >>



Wouldn't the time a page loads also depend on the amount of traffic and the hardware of the server?

Yes, on a good server, pages will load like changing the channel on TV
 

Wangel

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If you have a very fast internet connection, should I worry about my machine not being able to keep up? I only have a Pentium 233 with 64 MB Ram and a Diamond Stealth 2000. Are these enough?
 

Ranger X

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Stream videos on-line or make your own naughty videos and let others stream them from you. :)
 

TomC25

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Should be OK

Could add some RAM since it is so cheap - 64MB stick to have 128MB total

also go to Speedguide.net and see if you can tweak some settings
 

music.
music.
more music.
porn.
shockwave videos and games.
distributed computing.
networking.
:)
 

vi edit

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8 megabit download? Sheesh! That's a meg a second :Q

Well, you could use Dialpad to cut out long distance phone bills.
Download just about any shareware/demos that you want in seconds.
Download entire albums in minutes.
Subscribe and download entire websites in seconds.

Crap. I'll stop there. I'm depressing myself with my measly 2k/sec download speed :(


BTW - I would bump your RAM up to 128, and think about getting a bigger harddrive. With that much bandwith to burn up, you'll be downloading like a madman and will want more drive space.
 

kami

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Buy an 80gig hard drive and download anything you see :) Just for the hell of it.
 

DesignDawg

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Psssh. Just a little faster my ass! I have T3 in my office, and web sites are pretty much instant. I can't scroll NEAR fast enough to catch up with the posts filling in.

Ricky
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