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NewsForge: Linux is Coming to Juno and Netzero

Aug 13, 2003, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"United Online is planning to support Linux. United Online is the parent firm for such well-known ISPs as Juno, Netzero, and Blue Light. According to data from their most recent quarter-closing reports, United Online has more than 2.5 million subscribers, making them the fourth-largest dial-up ISP in the world, trailing only AOL, MSN, and Earthlink.

"At least one Juno customer has been told that Juno will soon be supporting Linux. Candace Boheme told me by e-mail that she spoke to a Juno customer support person on August 4 about reverting to a free account. She had recently installed Red Hat on her computer and didn't want to have to pay two ISPs in order to get Linux support. She wrote, 'He told me he thought that Linux compatibility was in the works and put me on hold for several minutes while he went to confirm that the info was correct. When he returned he said, yes, it was to be announced soon but could not give me an exact ETA. He just advised that I keep on the lookout for the announcement...'"

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