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[2]: seriously
by earksiinni on Mon 18th Jun 2012 08:46 UTC in reply to "RE: seriously"
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Poor people use dial-up, Africa is poor, therefore Africa uses dial-up. Syllogistic logic at its finest.

If anything, dial-up is a luxury that only the industrialized world can afford. Landline penetration in Africa is very low and most personal internet access is carried informally over cellular networks. Tethering is your best bet in Africa.

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