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  • Launchpad Entry: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/modem-gprs-umts-connections

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My idea is to improve the Network Manager to make easier configuring a GPRS/UMTS modem (mobile phone)to be used to connect Ubuntu to internet. I think the whole process should be done through a UI. Specifically, we should manage different mobile devices and different provider. openSUSE does something similar with YaST. May be

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A lot of people, at least here, in Italy, use GPRS/UMTS mobile phones to connect to internet. Ubuntu, and almost every linux distribution, can be considered fully operative only in the "on line mode": this is the reason why, in my opinion, make connection procedures as easy as possible, with every modality, is a strategic issue for Ubuntu, Recently I suggested Ubuntu to 2 end users, having problems with Windows Vista. Their experience with the umts connection was very bad and the first impression of the whole system was affected from this experience.

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UbuntuGprsUmtsModems (last edited 2008-08-06 16:40:08 by localhost)