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]: I deal with this
by deathshadow on Tue 19th Jun 2012 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE: I deal with this"
deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

There's nothing to see here other than the whiny blog rantings from someone who couldn't even figure out that the cli tools are still there.

... and some people forget that when you say "use the command line" to Joe Sixpack or Susie Sunshine, they'll tell you to go plow yourself.

... hell, I've got over three decades of using computers under my belt and if I wanted to waste time dicking around on the command line, I'd go use my Tandy 1K or Model 16; but last I checked this is 2012, we kind of expect more.

Especially from Ubuntu which started out trying to hide all the *nix BS that there's no excuse for anymore apart from developers being too lazy to put real front ends on their code. You know, like Android does...

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RE[3]: I deal with this
by Soulbender on Wed 20th Jun 2012 05:17 in reply to "RE[2]: I deal with this"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and some people forget that when you say "use the command line" to Joe Sixpack or Susie Sunshine, they'll tell you to go plow yourself.


So there's a little extra works ONCE to get gnome-ppp installed if you're using an ancient serial or pci modem. Cry me a river.

hell, I've got over three decades of using computers under my belt


So do I.

but last I checked this is 2012, we kind of expect more.


Like expecting that most people in this world with Internet access aren't stuck with serial/pci modem dial-up?

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