[sf-lug] Fwd: Re: Ubuntu User wannabe!

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Jan 22 14:05:21 PST 2011

Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss at sfo.com):

> Yes but ATT and Comcast as well as other sites will not talk to Linux.

Not correct.

Naturally, the low-wages support and field-service representatives will
swear up and down that MS-Window or MacOS X is required for
functionality and that they cannot possibly help you without them, but 
the ways to deal with these entirely management-mandated artificial 
obstacles have been written about endlessly for the past couple of

Here's a rather old entry on my personal FAQ entry that explains the
scam about ISPs and 'supporting Linux':


Now, if you absolutely insist on being able to show a Comcast
installation technician that you're running the 'supported' version of
Microsoft Windows in order to get minimum-wage ISP handholding, then you
might want to have thing on a spare hard drive or a virtual machine.
But you most certain don't need to run it.

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