yet another laptop question
February 25, 2013 5:51 PM Subscribe
I want a new Internet provider. I have a new laptop. I am not froze to the idea of using this laptop if a new different laptop will serve me better. I want to run Ubuntu linux and I want decent speed and bandwidth caps. Currently I am accessing the Internet through a six year old IBM Thinkpad running Windows XP and I have an ISP account with Verizon. Please tell me your favorite low maintenence solutions.
posted by bukvich to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
The new laptop is a Dell studio with Ubuntu factory installed. Verizon says they can't hook it up to my existing internet account. I bought it really cheap and that may have been a mistake as Dell also isn't helpful about getting this new computer hooked up. What I want: a new Ubuntu laptop (preferably the Dell sitting on my desk which runs fine but apparently I am too ignorant to connect it to the internet), and to be able to swap out wireless internet providers if better / faster / cheaper service is to be had at no more than a month's notice. If your best answer is too embarrassingly self-serving feel free to memail me or my gmail e-mail address is on my metafilter user profile page.
I am rather mystified that when I started trying do this starting earlier this afternoon by typing "How do I . . ." into google I did not have this computer hooked up in about forty minutes or less so maybe this shouldn't be "tell me like I'm five" but if you could please go easy on me because I am really feeling like a total doofus at the moment.