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Real name: Christian Lercher

Started programming when I was 7 years old (Basic on C64, then Assembler, later C/C++, and now mostly Java).

First Windows experience: ca 1993 (Win 3.11)

First Unix experience: 1998 (Solaris, then SuSE Linux, now mostly Debian/Ubuntu and MacOS).

I'm just as much interested in technical things, as in social topics, and economics. It really depends.


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accepted Reload Package List -> Downloading Translation… failed
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comment Reload Package List -> Downloading Translation… failed
Ok, I actually haven't seen this with older versions of Ubuntu (I'm also a long time user, though I admit that I made a little "pause" in 2009/2010).
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comment Reload Package List -> Downloading Translation… failed
@Manish: Ok, I updated my question.
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comment Reload Package List -> Downloading Translation… failed
@Manish: Ok, I just tried a server from Italy, the US server, and the main server. Although they're all somewhat faster than the German server I have used so far, they always show "Failed" for the translation files. Do you think there is an option to completely disable downloading translations?
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comment Reload Package List -> Downloading Translation… failed
@Manish: I would, if I had an answer... (rafalcieslak posted a comment, but as he says, this is only a guess. This is perfectly fine for a comment, but not something I will accept as an answer.)
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comment Reload Package List -> Downloading Translation… failed
@rafalcieslak: Ok interesting, could be the case. But the lookup process often takes very long, and I don't actually need or want any translations.
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answered Automatically choose “Try Ubuntu without Installing” after booting from USB Startup Disk
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comment Method to create a live USB disk (with persistence) which actually works?
@wojox: Your advice, together with @zkriesse's helped me to finally solve the problem (most of the tutorials I had read were talking about using a 1 GB stick, so I never suspected that to be the problem).