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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I see a mis-step in terminology
by gus3 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 13:04 UTC
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Many people hear "broadband" and think "fast," and it is, but the two are not totally synonymous.

I have fast Internet through my cell phone (faster than basic Road Runner), but the phone identifies itself as a CDC ACM modem. So basically, it's a very fast serial port on the USB bus, and it uses the AT command set for its basic control.

Hence, I have broadband, but I still need a PPP dialer.

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