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For StarOffice 5.2, you should be able to download about 10 smaller chunks rather than a big 99MB file, that makes life a lot easier.
I think Netscape is included in Solaris 8? Albeit that's an older version. If you want to use Netscape 6.x, I'd suggest you try out Mozilla 0.9.3, upon which Netscape 6.x was built. See http://www.mozilla.org.
When downloading big files over intermittent link, I'd like to use wget, a GNU utility. If you are using Solaris, you should be able to get it from:
If you are using Windows, you can get a pure win32 version (not using things like cygnus) from:
For usage, you might want to refer to GNU's document:
I typically use it like this:
wget -c -t 0 -o logfile <URL> &
"-c" is for continue downloading if interrupted.
"-t 0" is for retrying infinite times.
"-o logfile" is to put output into file "logfile", otherwise it will just print out on the screen.
"<URL>" can be either http:// or ftp://.
"&" is only for unix, to put it into background. If you have a machine that is always up, you might want to add "nohup" at the very beginning so you can logoff without terminating it.
I used to use wget with cron to download Mozilla's nightly build at night, so each morning when I came in, I got the lastest Mozilla build. But sometimes it screws things up, well that's the price of being at bleeding edge :-)
You can download Mozilla/Netscape this way, but I don't think you can download StarOffice this way because they are using session tracking (I believe). To solve the problem, you might want to try using Netscape 4.7x's download manager (only available in Windows version?) which supports download resuming. I think realplayer also has similar functionality, don't know why.
Hope these helps.
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