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: I deal with this
by Soulbender on Tue 19th Jun 2012 12:17 UTC in reply to "I deal with this"
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I can't say I'm shocked by said omission in the latest Ubuntu though

Wow, how hard is this to comprehend? PPP and modem support has not been removed.
NetworkManager supports USB modems, the default install has cli tools for using older modems and you can still install gnome-ppp from the repos. The *only* change is that Gnome-PPP is no longer available on the install CD.
There's nothing to see here other than the whiny blog rantings from someone who couldn't even figure out that the cli tools are still there.

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