I have a question that has slowly been driving me nuts. Can someone tell me specifically why my Linux computer connects to my ISPs server faster and with a more stable connection than the Windoze computer next to it? Both computers use dialup with 56k modems, but the Windoze machine takes longer to connect and gets bumped off the server on a regular basis. My Linux box connects faster and stays connected. I have my theories. It makes sense that two computers running similar OSes would communicate more readily than two that don't. Micro$oft can't build a decent OS, so how could they make a dial-up program that works any better (when Windoze sits there after dialing out and says it's trying to establish a connection, it's like watching paint dry)? I don't think it's because my $40 USR modem is a superior product than the $10 Winmodem, which it is, but that might help. Needless to say, networking isn't one of my strong points, or I'd probably know the answer. I plan on remedying that when I have more time. For now, could someone please shed some light on this? It's by no means an emergency, but this unanswered question is driving me nuts.
Thanks for your time.
PS Does anyone know where I can get a copy of that hideous Windoze logo that I can use as my Trash icon in GNOME or KDE? (hahaha)