[Dclug] blogging about being forced to use Comcast
macoafi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 13:52:25 EST 2007
Verizon doesn't refuse Linux users. One of my friends (not sure if
he's on this list or not) has Verizon FiOS with a computer running
Ubuntu. The Verizon guy did all the wiring and everything, then when
he went to do the computer, it was "do you have 1 computer or more? we
charge extra for setting up the 2nd, 3rd, etc." and he said he had
one, but that it was running Linux. I think he said that Verizon guy
asked for root access and he denied him, so then he stood there and
told him what needed to be set up, and he did it with the Verizon guy
standing there watching.
On Nov 15, 2007 5:19 PM, Rich Renomeron <rrenomeron at gmail.com> wrote:
> Steve Palincsar wrote:
> > I'll admit, comcast has had its moments, but at least they aren't
> > linux-hostile (they will sell to me, whereas the DSL providers flat out
> > refused) and in many years of being a subscriber, I've only had one
> > major incident. I think you're grossly over-reacting.
> Which DSL providers, other than Verizon, refused to sell you service? I
> can think of at least two non-monopolistic ISPs (qis.net & the legendary
> speakeasy) that are Linux-friendly, and I'd expect most little guys who
> resell DSL wouldn't have a problem with it.
> From the Notebook of Rich Renomeron
> Talk is cheap because supply always exceeds demand.
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