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Re: BOUNCE email@example.com: Non-member submission from [William Merriam <firstname.lastname@example.org>]
I think that means Speedtouch support cannot wait for third snapshot:
Indy is supposed to give higher priority to solving people's problems
than to fancy things. Two problems: recompiling the kernel takes a
loooooooooong time and we will not have a fancy configurator for this
until snapshot three or later. Not to mention the fact we cannot
include the proprietary application who intializes the modem.
But you will get a kernel supporting the
modem and a patched pppoe
> > I would like to know how many people use ADSL on USB modems
> In the UK, nearly all home DSL users must be using the Speedtouch,
> according to information at www.adslguide.org.uk. I would probably be
> using it if it were easy to use with Linux. Not only is installation
> cheaper, but it's the only option for inexpensive DSL connections in
> the UK.
> The cheapest USB connection: 34.03/month + tax
> The cheapest ethernet connection: 90.00/month + tax
> Why is USB and Ethernet so differently priced?
> The USB version runs at a 50:1 contention as opposed to 20:1
> contention for the Ethernet services, therefore cheaper to provide
> bandwidth from exchange to the ISP. Also the Ethernet is being
> marketed as a premium business product, BT traditionally charges
> for business products. Also the cost of the hardware enters the
> equation, the USB hardware is around 1/3rd the cost of the Ethernet
> So the only reasonable home connection packages work (officially) with
> Windows and Mac only. This, I assume, is dictated by British Telecom.
Jean Francois Martinez
The Independence project: because Linux should be for everyone