I had to d/l a driver for video adapter for fedora and it comes to 18 MB . i know i could finish it in in hour or 2 with the dial up connection . but just for a driver i need to spend so much time downloading . that to for just one flavour . i need to d/l more if i have to install video drivers for other flavours i got . plus several more hours for drivers for other devices . been through a lot of articles where users , authors abroad try out linux and if they dont find a file , s/w or driver , they just go to the net and update / download huge files at gr8 speeds . does high speed net connections abroad give the people there an edge over when it comes to implementation and growth of internet for normal and expert users ?. Not a lot of ppl are blessed with high speed connections in their office , let alone permission to download and burn stuff they need . majority of us seem to be just stuck with distros given out by mags and generous friends . Even if we have a boom in broadband , with the HIGH rates for low speeds and limits to download capacity will we still lag behind other countries when it comes to implementation of linux . any ideas on how to improve the situation ? anyone got TRAI email id ?? who fixes these rates anyway ? i am sure Mr.Kalam would be upset abt the net speeds and slow implementation of linux as he has been serious and vocal abt his liking for linux .