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 bert64 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 06:11 UTC in reply to "seriously"
bert64
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2007-04-23

Some people have no choice...

And some of us occasionally travel to locations where dialup is the only option, and its more than adequate for checking email etc.

They should include the ppp dialer on the default install cd, even if its not installed by default, the rest of the ppp stack is presumably included for pppoe/3g users and the like anyway so its not a lot of extra space, and someone on such a connection won't want to be downloading it.

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