Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE[3]: Give it some time
by wirespot on Wed 5th Dec 2007 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Give it some time"
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Transfering files from and to phone works ok. But when I tried to use it as an "emergency Internet connection" it failed to connect via GPRS, despite of other people used the same scripts successfully and with the same GSM network as I tried.


And Linux is at fault here because... Oh wait, it's not. Nokia refuses to document the inner workings of their phones and the protocols they use so Linux devs need to reverse engineer them. You should not be able to do anything with a Nokia phone on Linux. The fact that you're able to do something is remarcable.

By the way - as far as I remember way of connecting to Internet using Windows 3.1 and dial-up modem (software was called "trumpet winsock" or something) it was much easier than under Ubuntu and GPRS nowadays.


You either enjoy being tortured or your memory's not what it used to be in your old age. Because I remember that setting that up was a complete nightmare.

But tell you what, why don't you go back to using Windows 3.1 if you like it better than Ubuntu 7.10?

Edited 2007-12-05 22:58

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