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]: Noooo, really?
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 18th Jun 2012 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Noooo, really?"
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

As far as I know, you can still order free copies of the CD if you don't have a way to download and/or burn them.


Also, until very recently, I used Freedom Toasters [http://www.freedomtoaster.org/] in my area to get every Ubuntu distro as they come out. Freedom Toasters are all over South Africa. The Freedom Toasters also contain other distros, OpenOffice etc etc... Simply take your blank CD/DVD and burn whatever you want free of charge. Some Toasters are located in restrictive WIFI areas too, so you can even bring a laptop, connect to the toaster and download what you need.

Another brilliant idea by the Shuttleworth Foundation.

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