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[3]: I deal with this
by Soulbender on Wed 20th Jun 2012 05:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I deal with this"
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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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