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

My wife was the same way.  Its the chat rooms and the oh so user
friendliness that people get accostom to.  People hate change especially if
it works.

My grandmother used to be a cafeteria cook for a middle school in
Sacramento.  Of course she would cook for the family.  I ate it thinking it
was good food because that is all I had.  I later found out that there is
much better food.

and yes, your car is going to need service sooner or later.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Crawford" <rscrawford@mossroot.com>
To: "LUGOD's general discussion mailing list" <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 6:26 AM
Subject: 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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> -- 
> Richard S. Crawford / http://www.mossroot.com
> AIM: Buffalo2K / ICQ: 11646404 / Y!: rscrawford
> "You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out
> of focus." --Mark Twain, Notebook, 1898
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