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Old 02-03-2005, 07:15 AM   #1
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I am looking to dump all my windows junk. After being tainted for so many years I have seen the light . Since I am new to all of this (and I do intend to re-educate myself), I decided on Linspire (only reason is that it is supported by netzero my now ISP. I want to connect to something a little speeder than dial-up but as I check my options like comcast they do not state that they support linux. How do I get around this?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 04:46 PM   #2
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Cable and (A)DSL are easy to connect with. Just because the ISP doesn't "support" it, doesn't mean it doesn't work.

I installed Mandrake on my system, and it recognized my cable connection right away. Didn't even have to configure anything.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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Comcast High speed internet works fine on my linux machine. Im running Mandrake 10.1 on it. and its the fastest cable that you can get. (the thing i noticed about the downloads on linux is that there a-lot faster that microsoft. when i was running microsoft on it, the download speeds were around 200KBs now there avrage is about 400KBs.)
 
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but as I check my options like comcast they do not state that they support linux. How do I get around this?
All this means is that if you call tech support with a problem connecting and you say you run Linux, they won't help you. Of course I view this as a vast improvement over the profoundly idiotic answers they give you when you say you are running Windows. Sometimes less really is more.


I have Comcast and run a router and linux, both of which Comcast originally told me are not supported.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 08:48 AM   #5
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Thanks to all who answered my question. I have so much to ponder now! I look forward to optimizing my Linux experience with the help of those in this forum.

Thanks again
 
Old 02-04-2005, 05:40 PM   #6
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Just a hint, don't get a USB modem, make sure you use an ethernet modem/router! Will have you a lot of headaches making it work in linux
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:54 AM   #7
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All this means is that if you call tech support with a problem connecting and you say you run Linux, they won't help you. Of course I view this as a vast improvement over the profoundly idiotic answers they give you when you say you are running Windows.
LOL!

thanks for the laugh Hangdog42 - and you're absolutely right.....

Chemchic - you'll find that few companies/services officially "support" Linux (excepting a few like Nvidia, Id, Epic, etc.). That Linux most of the time still runs better than the "officially supported" OS should tell you something
 
Old 02-07-2005, 06:22 AM   #8
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DJ P@CkMaN - Thanks I planned on using ethernet modem/router.





Genesee - "you'll find that few companies/services officially "support" Linux"

It truly amazes me how stupid these companies are for not openly supporting a far superior product. It wonderful to have options.
 
  


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