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This is my first post!
Ok, I'm kinda new to linux, I'm trying to make a total change to Linux and stop using windows, if that is possible.
Now to my subject...
Please list some reliable ISPs you know and that you have previous experience with. Free and Non-free. I'll probably end up using a pay-isp since i hate pop-up ads.
Please rate each ISP you list on a scale from 1 to 10
Does NetZero Platinum support Linux? I'm asking because that's what i use with windows.
If by support you mean 'can I use it with Linux' then just about every ISP should work. Now, if by support you mean 'can I call my ISP and get config and setup help for linux' then I imagine the answer will be a resounding no for almost all ISPs.
NetZero (free or premium) does not seem to be supporting Linux ....anyway, my PC had a winmodem so even if they did support, I could not dial to connect to their server b'coz of winmodem issues...I know there R drivers for winmoem to make it work on Linux...(but that is besides the main issue here)
If U've got a normal modem (not a winmodem), then call up NetZero help desk to ask them whether U can dial and connect to their server using Linux.??? But do not expect any support....
AFAIK, AOL or MSN does NOT support Linux...
Even DSL/Cable Modem providers do NOT support Linux ...But U can configure Linux to connect to the NET via DSL/Cable modem...
Of course, the many ISPs do not provide support for Linux...
just look in your local phonebook, and shop for best price. you don't need to go to a big national ISP(unless you like busy signals). the only info you need from them is the phone number,dns numbers, and a username and password. if they ask just say you're using win98. the help desk dorks get confused when you mention linux.
Yeah,theres no way to get Netzero to work directly in linux, I have it.
Heres what I do: I run an old windows 98 machine and connect to netzero on that, then use ICS (internect connection sharing) to broadcast the internet out over my network using DHCP to my linux box, which then picks it up.
For an ISP to work w/ Linux, they usuall need to be using PPP. So if the ISP says they use standard PPP, you should be able to connect just fine.