[Ubuntu PA] questions about OSS usage at NTR

Bret Fledderjohn freelancer317 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 19:35:45 BST 2008

I've seen dialup prices as low as $9.95 per month

2008/7/21 Art Alexion <art.alexion at verizon.net>:

> On Sunday 20 July 2008 20:40:56 Brian Stempin wrote:
> > Issue 4:  Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one's advocating that NTR
> release
> > ONLY Ubuntu, but rather to make it an option.  If it has a Winmodem, then
> > install Windows on it.
> We tend to have our own perspectives on this, so please correct me if I am
> wrong. This point seems rooted in some notion that dialup is still cheaper
> than broadband, and that NTR's customers will actually use the modems, win
> or
> otherwise.  Heck, I wonder how many of those customers even have land
> lines.
> I confess ignorance of the dial up market, but I know something about the
> customer base as it mostly overlaps the community served by my non-profit
> employer.
> We are currently instituting a program where I am loading our older
> win98 "white boxes" that are no longer suited for out production floor with
> Ubuntu and giving them to our lower level employees with school aged
> children.  Ubuntu runs much faster on these 667-1000 MHz/128-256 MB
> machines
> than winxp, and if they can't afford the machines, they certainly can't
> afford commercial software.
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- Bret
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