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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Should be noted in System Requirements
by benali72 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 06:39 UTC
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Whether Ubu wishes to include dial-up packages on the CD or DVD is their choice, but they should definitely note broadband as a "system requirement" since it indeed is.

BTW, in the US there are still many millions in rural areas who have no choice but to use dial-up.

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