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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

Drat.. couldn't resist..

Not likely what they meant but I've often felt the same way; comparing equal objects. The Windows repository is Windows Update. Looking at the Ubuntu repository, Windows Update pales by comparison. Especially when you consider what benefit Microsoft could provide the end user if they used the repository properly. Seems that MS is actually trying to do so with the new app store for Windows8 so we'll see how it works out.


Yes a lot of half working programs or programs that are already available for Windows.


And yet also a ton of solid working programs that are not available for Windows. But, you have a specific personal agenda to promote so; hate on good sir!

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