I live about 5 minutes from down town Columbus. I moved from Painesville, which is ~ 35 minutes east of Cleveland.
a serial modem will cost about $10, then there's no problems with using it in linux (assuming you have a pc with a serial port, they're becoming hard to find).
Oh yeah, in order to use the modem you get you will likely want to download gnome-ppp, a very good modem frontend utility for Gnome.
I am from Minster. Looking to start a Linux user group at Edison Com. college in Piqua!
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