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Windows 7: Google to test ultrafast broadband to the home.

10 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

while a single user may not need 1gb per second i can see where it would be beneficial to some families. for instance i grew up with 3 sisters, my brother, myself, and my parents all in one house sharing one dreadfully slow 56k connection. fast forward to today a family my size with 5 teenage children, im'ing, playing on youtube and facebook as well as gaming, listening to music on pandora and streaming movies through netflix or hulu while 2 parents are trying to get actual work done the added speed would be very beneficial
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11 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

The pirates will love. A full game/film/album in the blink of an eye.
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11 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 / Vista

What makes me laugh, people in the newly devoping countries have faster internet than people in like England, US, AUS etc :P
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11 Feb 2010   #14

Vista Business x64

What kind of speeds do these developing countries get?
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11 Feb 2010   #15

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

If I'm understanding what "newly developing" means, I imagine that it would not be common for a person to have their own computer, and would access them via a communal center. If this is so, they would need a lot of bandwidth to serve the terminals.

Then again, I may be wrong, recalling a recent charity commercial, purporting that they provided computers to children...somewhere in Africa...I think, maybe it not as uncommon as I think.
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12 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7

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I don't email on a daily basis, that's old school tech mate, its Windows Live Messenger these days.
which is quite happy running on dialup so again the question is why do you need a gigabit?

personally, id like to see upload speeds increased a bit.... i quite happy with my "up to 24Mb" connection which is the fastest you can get over a phone line over here, but we're still stuck on 445kbps upload speeds! id love to be able to set up a server so i can access my stuff from wherever i am, but with that sort of upload speed its not worth it, download speeds are fast enough for now, give us more upload
Er.. How do you get a 24 megabyte download connection over a standard phone line? I didn't think that was possible. The fastest AT&T puts out for DSL is 6 MB and that's with fiber optic which they don't have in most places..

Did you mean 2.4 or 24 mega bits?
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