[oclug] Microsoft Partners Guide to Competing with Linux
tomkinsr at home.com
Thu Aug 30 13:14:15 EDT 2001
Go for a hardware modem. The software style modems use your CPU for the DSP
and with everything else going on, on a dirty telephone line the performance
can be less than desirable.
I have a friend out in the country that used toget 28.8K max from a software
style modem on good days. When he switched to a hardware style modem, he was
usually above 40K much of the time. The price differential was worth it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Omer" <draven at distmirr.com>
To: <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: [oclug] Microsoft Partners Guide to Competing with Linux
> >The success of linux depends
> > on the ability to sell it.
> > In other words, marketing.
> Speaking of Linux marketing, I was just looking for a new modem (lighting
> struck and blew mine out of the water) and I saw an internal pci usr modem
> which says in bold letters on the box "Linux Supported!". I didn't get
> read up to much on the modem its self, but I'm guessing its a winmodem
> has a Linux port of the software needed to run the hardware. It's kind
> nice to see more and more companies making their products Linux compatible
> (and marketing it as well).
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