i have a windows modem.... of-course its easy enough to get working if you know a little about computers.
hey... why dont you aimm your frustration at moterola... its not linux's fault moterola dropen linux support for that modem.
anyway... moterola did release a driver along time ago...
however its not compatble with current linux distro's so you need to re-program your linux kernel... well, re-program is a big word.. u just hav to comment out / delete a few lines.
quite easy realy alsong as you know a little about computers.
anyways, im posting this for the benifit of any1 else who finds this thread after searching for answers.
but generally, its prob best to buy a modem from a company that is either supported by linux, or provides a linux driver.
as for linux being 10 year behind windows... well, many say linux has surpassed Unix... and Unix was multi-tasking while bill gates was in Nappies
lol....... anyway's. if your not afraid of C source code, check the link. other-wise give up, or buy a real modem