Re: First WinModem for Linux

Steve Underwood (
Tue, 03 Aug 1999 06:12:58 +0000

"Mike A. Harris" wrote:

> On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >>From LinuxToday:
> >
> >"PC-TEL announces new LinModem"
> >
> >
> >Does anybody have links to code or the original announcement? The
> >article here says only that the drivers went to OEMs today. No useful
> >links, code, or discussion of software license could be found in a quick
> >scan.
> Woohoo! It is about time! I'm going to get rid of this damned
> real modem that I have now, and walk^H^H^H^H_RUN_ to the nearest
> store that sells PC-TEL Linmodems, and buy one immediately.
> They've done a great thing for the Linux community now, and
> deserve to be supported. Now if we could just convince 3Dfx to
> create LinVoodoo III cards, we'd really be rocking. Just
> imagine, your CPU acting as the main chip on the Voodoo III card!
> I'll bet you could burn two CD's at once on a single IDE channel
> while having a game of Quake II on a 200Mhz system (online of
> course with your Linmodem).
> Lets all try and get as many companies as possible to create
> peripherals that contain not even one atom of silicon - just
> wires. Hey - 1Ghz CPU's are just around the corner right? Gotta
> have something for them to do...

Not a very smart response. A dumb modem may not be what you are I want, but
its certainly what people making <$200 Internet access boxes want. A $50
modem in a $200 computer makes about as much sense as a $50 Winblows licence.


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