Casey Bralla on 1 Feb 2009 10:29:28 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] FiOS & Linux

Sorry I can't answer your questions, but I wanted to suggest to you that you 
should lie to tech support and tell them you run Windows.  It saves a lot of 
time and aggravation.

I also sometimes get an old windows junker running for these types of 
situations.  It confuses the technicians (who often are not too savy) a lot 

On Sunday 01 February 2009 1:06:51 pm Art Alexion wrote:
> I ordered Phone & Internet yesterday.  The price was right.  Currently
> phone and DSL cost $68-72/month.  We pay Sprint Long Distance $3-10
> additional for long distance and local toll.
> FiOS base price is $57/month and will replace Sprint as well.  Who knows
> what taxes will add to the $57.
> I got the confirmation email with prep requirements.  Among the
> requirements is a windows virus scan.  We don't own a windows computer.
> Besides Linux, we have one Mac laptop.
> How difficult is it going to be dealing with the technician to set this up
> if we only use Linux?
> Also, I understand that we will be getting a new modem/router/switch thing.
> Our current combo appliance provides our LAN switching as well as being our
> internet gateway.  Verizon did not support the LAN setup with DSL.  Is this
> going to be a problem with the new equipment?


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