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Ubuntu Linux 8.10's Five Best Features

Oct 30, 2008, 12:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"I'm not crazy about 3G because of the cost, but when you need a connection, you need a connection and 3G is often your only choice. 3G, because Linux treats most 3G devices, such as my AT&T Quicksilver USB modems, as generic serial devices that use standard Linux PPP (Point to Point Protocol) is easy to use... if you know exactly what you're doing. As an old hand at Linux and PPP that's not a problem for me, but it is an annoyance. Now, thanks in large part to Ubuntu's incorporation of GNOME's Network Manager 0.7 you and I can both use 3G hook-ups just as if they were ordinary network connections. This makes wireless life so much easier."

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