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How Long Will It Take to Download?

This is one of the most frequent questions we get. Factors affecting download time:
  • Your modem's speed and whether it uses compression
  • The type of information in a file (text or binary data)
  • The performance of the Internet between your computer and ours
  • How busy our computers are
Usually, the U.S. Internet is busiest during mid-day (10-12 Pacific time), and again during early evening. The Claris site is busiest at mid-day, earlier in the week (Mon-Wed), and right after we announce a new download. You are more likely to get a "server busy" signal during those times
[] What is Downloading ?
Typical Speed & Time to Download a File
Modem K/sec 100K file 1MB file 5MB file 10MB file
14.4 modem 1.5 66sec 11min 57min 114min
28.8 modem 3 33sec 6min 28min 57min
ISDN - single channel 7 14sec 2min 12min 24min
ISDN - dual channel 14 7sec 1min 6min 12min
T1* 150 <1 sec 7sec 34sec 68sec
* typically shared with others, so times will vary

Legend:
K - Kbyte
MB - Megabyte (1,000 Kbytes)

These are estimated times only. Your times may vary depending on the factors mentioned above.
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Web Browser Market Share Leaders

WebReview.com will be updating these stats in the very near future. Browser demographics are rapidly changing, and WebReview is working to present you with more accurate browser statistics using new analysis tools. We will also be accompanying these statistics with some discussion of their significance, as browser statistics are only accurate in the context of the category of site. Different sites will frequently vary in browser percentages depending on the categories of users that are drawn to the site. Read the Interoperability guide for more on this topic.
[] What is a Browser ?
Market share leader information.
Browser
Type
Market
Share (%)
MS IE 5.x 24.9
MS IE 4.x 44.7
MS IE 3.x 3.6
NN 4.x 22.0
NN 3.x 2.3
MS Web TV 1.4
Other 1.1

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Domain Name Suffix
suffix the mind
.com a commercial internet connection
.edu an educational institution (e.g. a university)
.gov a government agency
.net a supplier of network services
.org a nonprofit organisation or institution
.mil the US armed forces
.xx see country code
[] What is a Domain Name and suffix ?
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Name Conventions and Syntax
Plateform Max of characters Prohibited characters
Unix 256 in file name exclamation mark, &, quotation marks",","
Macintosh 32 in file name colon, period as first letter
DOS/Win 3.11 8.3 name convention semicolon, names with a - (hyphen),<,>,;,:,.
Windows 95 64 on own hard disk semicolon, names with a - (hyphen),<,>,;,:,.
Windows NT 64 on own hard disk semicolon, names with a - (hyphen),<,>,;,:,.
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Compression Suffix
Suffix
Type
PC
Mac
.arc
ARChive
WinZip or ARC
Stuffit Expander
.bin
MacBinary
-
Stuffit Expander
.cpt
Compact Pro
Extract
Stuffit Expander
.gz
GNU Zip (UNIX)
WinZip
Stuffit Expander
.gzip
GNU Zip (UNIX)
WinZip
Stuffit Expander
.hqx
BinHex
WinZip
Stuffit Expander
.sea
Auto-extract
-
-
.sit
Stuffit
UnStuff
Stuffit Expander
.tar
UNIX compression
WinZip
Tar
.uu
UUencode
WinZip
Stuffit Expander
.Z
GNU Zip (UNIX)
WinZip
Stuffit Expander
.zip
PKZip
WinZip or PKUnzip
Stuffit Expander
[] What is a Compression ?
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