[SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop

peter apvx95 at dsl.pipex.com
Mon May 15 17:32:59 UTC 2006

Mark Summerfield wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm planning to get broadband. At the moment I'm with BT but want to 
> switch.
> 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 
> recommendations?
> (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.)
> Thanks.
Hi Mark,

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 
is BT.

Forget about using a broadband modem, BTW.  Get yourself a router.  Much 
simpler in my experience.

My 2c (dwy geiniog)


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