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: seriously
by bassbeast on Tue 19th Jun 2012 04:59 UTC in reply to "seriously"
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Because you've just made sure anyone on dialup will go with Windows because Linux is "broken" as far as they are concerned? And i hate to break the news to ya but in large sections of the USA you'll be lucky to be able to use a 3G modem, and I'm not talking the hills of WV either, when I spent a couple of years in downtown Nashville right off music row there was NO DSL or Cable because the duopoly had cherry picked and refused to run any lines, happy to just keep gouging current customers with higher fees than lay pipe.

So maybe if you are in some highly populated section of EU you might think its funny and worthless to have dialup, but until a WISP opened up in my area a year ago frankly it was that or insanely priced satnet for my mom, who lives less than a block from the end of a junction where the cable and DSL ends. you can literally see the lines from her front porch, neither will run it to her. I don't know how things are where you live but I've been lucky enough to travel all over the southern USA and I can tell you even college towns will have areas in town with NO SERVICE, its just pathetic.

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RE[2]: seriously
by zima on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 14:19 in reply to "RE: seriously"
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It is "funny" also when you're in sparsely populated areas of the EU (there are quite a few of those - including somewhat indigent ones)

Fix abuses from your carriers (though I guess the sacred cow of "free market" might get in the way...)

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