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I'm downloading a linux image here, its size is 675MB

But the browser always finishes downloading at only 10MB

This kind of thing doesn't happen if I use a dedicated tool for downloading,

why it's so weak in browser?

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Which browser, which OS? (I never have such problems.) –  Arjan Jun 12 '10 at 8:57
    
Which browser? Have you tried a different browser? –  Mokubai Jun 12 '10 at 8:57
    
I've met this problem in all browsers so far,haven't you guys ever met this problem? –  ApacheNoSkype Jun 12 '10 at 9:08
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No. It is a problem only at you I guess. What operating system, arch, what system, net, etc? MOAR INFO!!!!111 –  Shiki Jun 12 '10 at 9:47
    
I just tried downloading from the link in Firefox, and it works nicely and supports resuming. –  Andy Jun 12 '10 at 11:01
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The problem is that your internet connection must be dying out in between. Most browsers can't handle resuming downloads well and hence your download dies out. Using a download manager will help you resume. If you are behind a proxy server, you might face such problems too.

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If by "most" you mean "IE"... –  grawity Jun 12 '10 at 13:01
    
lol .. actually since I use internet in college behind a proxy server i face similar problems with firefox and chrome too :) –  tapan Jun 12 '10 at 16:24
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