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[4]: seriously
by Soulbender on Mon 18th Jun 2012 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: seriously"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

That they've done right by dropping dial-up because it's only 10-15% anyway?

They're NOT dropping dial-up, the only change is that gnome-ppp (and presumably wvdial) is not on the install CD. It is still available from the repos and it does come with cli dialup tools. NetworkManager also supports USB modems, iirc.
I"m not stating it's right (or wrong), I'm saying that most people in Africe simply do not have Internet access at all.

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RE[5]: seriously
by Yoko_T on Wed 20th Jun 2012 16:28 in reply to "RE[4]: seriously"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

"That they've done right by dropping dial-up because it's only 10-15% anyway?

They're NOT dropping dial-up, the only change is that gnome-ppp (and presumably wvdial) is not on the install CD. It is still available from the repos and it does come with cli dialup tools. NetworkManager also supports USB modems, iirc.
I"m not stating it's right (or wrong), I'm saying that most people in Africe simply do not have Internet access at all.
"

Hey idiot, if gnome-ppp and wvdial are *NOT* on the install cd, mjust how in hell are you supposed to install it since you won't have acess to the repos since you need a dialup connection to get acess to the repos which you won't have?

God save the human race from genetic defectives like yourself.

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RE[6]: seriously
by Soulbender on Wed 20th Jun 2012 19:40 in reply to "RE[5]: seriously"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Hey idiot


Off to a good start there, buddy.

since you need a dialup connection to get acess to the repos which you won't have?


You could read what I have said numerous times already: there are still cli tools for using serial/pci modems.
I'm going to guess that most modems today though are USB ones and those are supposedly supported by NetworkManager which is, you know, included by default.

God save the human race from genetic defectives like yourself.


Yeah, because you always win factual arguments with cheap personal attacks. Always.

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