Using UMTS from Ubuntu Linux

Everytime I go on my daily commute, I see people with blinking UMTS/3G cards in their laptops. Because I enjoy using my commute time to reduce my to-do lists, but on the other hand many of my tasks require internet access, I’ve been rather envious on their connectivity. When I had SUSE 10.0 on my laptop, I couldn’t get it to work with my Nokia E61, so I started phantasizing about how a MacBook would improve my mobile productivity.

Having installed Kubuntu 6.06 now, I thought I’d give it another try last week. Et voila: after about half an hour of configuration, the 3G arrows on my smartphone started blinking! (Now guess where I wrote today’s first blog entries.)

I’m happy. (Even if there’s no real reason to get a MacBook any more.) And to make others happy, too, I updated the most-visited page on my website, my BlueTooth on Linux HOWTO I kept it in german because there’s not as much documentation in my native language than there is in English.