[SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop
apvx95 at dsl.pipex.com
Mon May 15 17:32:59 UTC 2006
Mark Summerfield wrote:
> I'm planning to get broadband. At the moment I'm with BT but want to
> Pipex seem to offer phone + broadband; does anyone have
> recommendations? (I think NTL are in my area--Pontardawe). I only want
> to use it with Linux (Debian, or Kubutu).
> Also I need to buy a laptop; I'll need to dual boot XP & Linux
> (defaulting to Linux).
> The Linux on Laptops site lists masses, but does anyone have
> (I'm looking for 500 quid ~1200x800 screen 40GB+ disk 512MB RAM; need
> to be able to read/write CD/DVD, but don't care about multimedia--but
> do want big screen.)
I've been with pipex for ages. They're expensive, but the quality of
service is really good (with the exception of their helpdesk, which
doesn't). I'm on their Xtreme Solo scheme, if I remember rightly -
£24.something a month IIRC, but does not include the phone line, which
Forget about using a broadband modem, BTW. Get yourself a router. Much
simpler in my experience.
My 2c (dwy geiniog)
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