>What's the best dialer for Linux? I'm using Trumpet for Windows right
>now, and I'm in the process of switching over my applications to
>Linux. I've got Netscape running fine now.
Best dialer? I'm not sure I understand what a "dialer" is. You
mean something that dials the number of your ISP for you? Depends. I just
use the telecommunications program Minicom and log in manually. Then I exit
Minicom without resetting the modem, then run the PPP daemon. It's not as
bad as it sounds. I like full control over everything anyway ... plus doing
it this way gives me the option of either going to my shell account or
activate my PPP account (i.e. this method offers more flexibility).
The PPP package for Linux comes with a "dialer" called chat that
will dial your ISP and log in for you using it's built-in scripting
language. 'Tho you don't have to use chat ... you can use anything you want
to make the connection.
SLIP comes with DIP which does the same thing, 'tho I believe DIP is
a lot more robust that PPP's chat. I don't know for sure because I don't
Quote:>Also, what's the best news reader? One that works like Free Agent.
Best news reader? Hmm ... I'd have to say, hands down, slrn. Works
great over slow SLIP/PPP connections because it was designed specifically
for use over slow connections. Other excellent newsreaders for UNIX like
TIN suck over slow connections. slrn is it. You can get it from, I
believe, ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/davis/slrn. To compile it, be sure to get
the slang package that's also at that site in the /pub/davis/slang
Quote:>And is there a version of Pegasus Mail for Linux?
I dunno about this. At the time of this writing, I'm still
struggling to get email working on my Linux box.
Arcadio Alivio Sincero, Jr.
Sophmore, Computer Science Major at the University of Maryland at College Park
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