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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westlake
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2010-01-07

The Windows repository is Windows Update.


There are countless independent "repositories" for Windows software: Amazon.com. Download.com. Gog.com. File Hippo, Steam, SourceForge....

Collectively, their program libraries are enormous --- easy to find and easy to use.

The first impression a Windows user is likely to have of the Ubuntu Store is "Pathetic."

There is much that will strike him as antiquated or bizarre:

The default install of Chromium, for example, does not support audio and video.

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