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 - budget or location limited users
by jabbotts on Mon 18th Jun 2012 18:44 UTC in reply to "seriously"
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I'm not seeing much cable or fiber run to the various farms around the area.

I'm not seeing universal coverage from wireless signals; maybe the local cell tower lacks the latest dish for mobile data.

I'm not seeing affordable highspeed that fits into everyone's budgets; 20$ or less for a modem is more affordable than 50$ or more for cable/isdn.

Local carriers still offer dial-up subscriptions so there must be enough demand to continue supporting it.

Don't poopoo modems just because you can't think beyond your uberl33t couch.

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