[aclug-L] Re: aol?
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AOL is not an ISP, it is a proprietary Online-Service, that also allows
access to the internet. As you can't connect to AOL with out AOL software
(ie not even using windows dial-up networking), and AOL doesn't provide
Linux Software ... No
That also would apply to compuserve, and prodigy classic (which is being
discontinued any way)
Besides who would want AOL for Linux?
What mailreader can you use with AOL? - None there is on built in.
What newsreader can you use wiht AOL? - None
AOl does have limited internet access but is through AOL proxies, and
things don't always work will.
He will need an ISP to use under linux.
On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Frost, Keith A wrote:
> i have a friend at work that just picked up the new max. linux magazine.
> he wants to try it out but has to concerns setup/dual boot and accessing the
> net with aol.
> when is the next "install"?
> and can you connect to aol with linux?
> is it different than any other isp?
> Keith Frost
> Catia Designer
Developer, Computer Science Services Group, LLC
Dictator-for-Life Air Capital Linux Users Group