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Re: [vox] Heresy! AOL on Linux?
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Re: [vox] Heresy! AOL on Linux?

I would love to divorce my little sister from AOL altogether, actually. 
My parents don't even use it for connectivity anymore (apparently with
version 9 you can use all of AOL's features even when you're dialed in
through another service -- this way my parents can have DSL and wireless
in their home).  I have no idea why my sister so desperately needs to
have AOL, but she's aghast at the idea of giving it up.

On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 00:17, Rod Roark wrote:
> On Thursday 24 June 2004 11:48 pm, Richard Crawford wrote:
> > I know it seems morally outrageous, but I'm committed to rebuilding my
> > little sister's ancient laptop computer this weekend.  I'd love to
> > install FC1 on it, or perhaps Debian, but she's married to AOL 9.0. 
> > Anyone know if it's possible to get AOL 9 running on a Linux box?  If
> > not, that's fine.  I'll just have to track down a copy of Win98 with a
> > valid license.  :)
> Looks like AOL is nowhere close to working with Wine.
> However I'm pretty sure you can access it with a standard
> web browser - not sure how much you can do that way though.
> If AIM is important, there are some good Linux clients for
> it such as Gaim.
> So it depends on what exactly she wants to do, but I suspect
> she's going to be stuck with Windows.
> -- Rod
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