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[2]: seriously
by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:44 UTC in reply to "RE: seriously"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

How is one going to update a distro without at least a 1mb/s connection?

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RE[3]: seriously
by Soulbender on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:55 in reply to "RE[2]: seriously"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's possible but requires some patience.

sudo apt-get -d full-upgrade
...wait for the updates to download...
then just run the gui update tool from the unity menu

I use 12.04 on a less-than-stellar mobile broadband connection and that works for me.
Wouldn't want to do it on dial-up though but that's where tools like Keryx comes in.

Edited 2012-06-18 12:58 UTC

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