I'm considering making my parent's computer a dual-boot machine running Linux and Windows for security reasons. But the problem with doing that is, as I'm sure some of you know, Linux's support for winmodems is very poor. And unfortunately, that's all they have, since they're not upgrading their connection.
Anyway, I'm considering purchasing an external modem so they can browse the internet with Linux and not have to worry about viruses and other malware, but I don't know where to start. Any tips on what to look for? Can I just grab a USB modem off Ebay and expect it to work?
Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.