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Re: [SLUG] Telstra ADSL & Debian vs RedHat
Michael X Haynes was once rumoured to have said:
> Hi there,
> Well I've been using Linux for the past 4 years for uni work and
> havent looked back. I now plan to go broadband which is just great
> for the linux box (linux without internet is not that great
> right?). So I wanted to see if anyone has got ADSL running
> effectively, and get a judgement of its service. My first preference
> would be Optus Cable, but this building has a poor management and
> the network is reluctant too ):
Yes. I've been running a 512/128 ADSL for about 5 or 6 months now.
The service in North Sydney is fairly reliable - I only loose my PPPoE
session once every 4 or 5 days, and it usually comes back straight
away. Telstra themselves hiccup, as does their performance. Given
that I mostly use my link for reading web comics, IRC and a bit of
development work it suits me fine.
Given you've mentioned building management, it sounds like you're in a
apartment block, and consequentially wouldn't be able to get
> Lastly I have a friend who swears by the virtues of Debian over
> mainstream Linux e.g RedHat, my current setup. Who will argue his
> case? I may just change if someone can convince me. ;)
Debian is good - apt-get will rock your world in terms of package
maintenance, and when you get used to its differences, you'll find
that its easily more sane than RedHat in many regards.
And finally, if you do get ADSL, read the archives. We've detailed
how to set up ADSL a number of times before.
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