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
by elzurawka on Tue 19th Jun 2012 19:43 UTC in reply to "seriously"
elzurawka
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2005-07-08

In many part of rural Canada its not economically viable to extend broadband access. Many of these people still use dial up.

Just because in big cities some technologies are not used any more(although im sure there are plenty of people inside the big cities who still use dial up) does not mean that they have disapeared and are useless.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/05/21/dialup-internet-...

Edited 2012-06-19 19:43 UTC

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