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: Noooo, really?
by Wafflez on Mon 18th Jun 2012 13:44 UTC in reply to "Noooo, really?"
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"Ubuntu is for broadband users only."

It has a massive repository that makes everything Microsoft has to offer look like a joke.

I lol'd.

Well, technically Microsoft isn't offering much software, but neither is Canonical. I mean how much software Canonical has actually written? Some package manager for GUI? That's an achievement.

My point is, you can have all your Ubuntu open source repos (and I'll even throw FreeBSD's ports, lol), I'd rather have my software that runs on Windows and not on Linux.

So yeah... "makes look like a joke". ;)

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