- I didn't want to root my phone. While this is technically a cool thing to do, I just don't want to do that right now.
- I need to be able to connect natively to an Ubuntu linux machine. All my computers are currently running ubuntu and I didn't want to screw around with wine or a virtual machine.
Enter easytether. In 5 minutes I had internet connectivity... here's what I did:
- downloaded easytether
- downloaded the ubuntu driver to the phone
- connected the phone to the computer (via usb)
- installed the .deb located in phone's download folder
- ran easytether on the phone
- ran "easytether enumerate" on my computer
- ran "sudo dhclient easytether0" on my computer
I'm impressed! What's more telling (aside from this just working) is that there is not yet a Mac version, but there is both a 32 and a 64 bit Ubuntu package. It makes me wonder exactly how many Ubuntu users there really are and how long until it surpasses the Mac market.
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