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New user blues
Been using Debian KDE 3.5 for about two years, and have had a pretty good time of it until lately. I have Comcast as an ISP and Firefox as a browser. Over the last two months, I have had frequent Internet crashes; Firefox 'can't find server' and for the last three days it has been out more than it's in. Comcast swears it's not their fault. Inquiries to Firefox have not yet received answers. So: is there a more Linux-compatible ISP than Comcast, or a better browser than Firefox? I know the head of our local LUG doesn't like Ff at all.
Also, I feel like a real fraud, because I really don't know a lot about computers, and when I tell people I use Linux, they assume I'm very computer literate.