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[4]: seriously
by jgagnon on Mon 18th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: seriously"
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Suffice it to say, when Internet access does become more popular in more remote areas of the world, dial-up will NOT be the desired nor implemented option. You really think they're running (or going to run) copper wire all over Africa and other places? No, it's all mobile phones with related broadband Internet access (3g/4g/whatever). Want Internet access on your PC? You get it through your phone. THIS is the direction the world is headed in for these places, not to dial-up Internet over POTS.

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