[ubuntu] slow transfer speed

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http://ubuntuforums.org – hi im transfering a large hd file from my desktop (ubuntu) to my laptop (crunchbang) through a cross over cable and a 100Mbit connection speed the problem is that the actual transfer speed is only 6Mbyte. shouldnt it be like 10MByte/seg? 10M is the speed i used to get when my two computers where windows (Hardware)