Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 18th Jun 2012 05:29 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Over at the Goodbye, Microsoft web site, Brad R. takes Ubuntu to task for abandoning dial-up modem users. Apparently Ubuntu no longer includes the GnomePPP dial-up package in the distribution, without which you can't get online via dial-up. It gets better: if you do have some way to connect, when you download something from the Ubuntu repository, the first thing Ubuntu does is update its 16+ megabyte repository index. Happy waiting! Brad concludes that "Ubuntu is for broadband users only."
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RE: seriously
by woegjiub on Mon 18th Jun 2012 06:10 UTC in reply to "seriously"
woegjiub
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2008-11-25

Ubuntu frames itself as being for everyone, with a specific Africa angle.

They really think most people in Africa are going to have a broadband connection?

I always removed it upon installation, so it is not harming people in Australasia/Europe/North America for the most part, but for them to be targeting Africa in particular, and then leave out such an important tool for the kind of obsolete tech it seems like most people have over there seems like a bad move.

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