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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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Mon 18th Jun 2012 11:51 UTC
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Well, to be honest ... we're [almost all] on some sort of broadband these days, so this is not a shocker.
However, I would be satisfied with PPP procesess being disabled in systems which do not use PPP connections.
There's no need to remove it all, actually. They're at DVD size anyway ...

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RE: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:39 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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a) It's not all removed, there are cli tools for ppp in the default install
b) The Ubuntu install CD is not DVD size, it's CD size (~700Mb).

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