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: Comment by kurkosdr
by Soulbender on Tue 19th Jun 2012 03:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

"when you download something from the Ubuntu repository, the first thing Ubuntu does is update its 16+ megabyte repository indexā€¯


It's not done every time you install something. You can configure how often it is done and even, *gasp*, disable the automatic update completely!

Want to download a small tetris app? You have to waste 16 megabytes of your quota first.


Yeah, because it is totally impossible that they'd change this behavior for the smart phone version. Can't be changed. Ever. Nope.

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