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 lelutin on Mon 18th Jun 2012 07:32 UTC in reply to "seriously"
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There are still a bunch of people (yes even here, in Canada) that depend on dialup because faster technologies haven't pierced through sparsely populated areas.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, some countries in Africa and other parts of the world still don't provide media as fast as in Japan, Western Europe or the US.

Getting rid of old technology is only good when doing so will force newer technologies to take its place.

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RE[2]: seriously
by dnebdal on Mon 18th Jun 2012 11:58 in reply to "RE: seriously"
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As mentioned upthread, dialup isn't actually that common in Africa - they've sort of skipped landlines and gone directly to cellphones.

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