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Old 12-22-2003, 01:01 AM   #1
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I have a questions regarding Linux...


1. I put Red Hat on a machine that used to have Windows 98, does that mean im going to have to reconfigure the modem or mess with it in some way to get it to operate in Linux?

2. My internet service provider is AOL, does anyone know if they have Linux compatible services?

3. Is there any possible way to convert .exe files into a linux compatible format?

thanks

Jonathan
 
Old 12-22-2003, 01:04 AM   #2
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Well, I'll answer your questions in the same way you numbered them...

1. That depends on your modem. What type of modem is it?

2. I am pretty sure AOL does not support Linux.

3. You can't convert the .exe files, but you could check out Wine which allows some Windows programs to be run in Linux. Its pretty hit and miss though.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 01:09 AM   #3
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Well, I'll answer your questions in the same way you numbered them...

1. That depends on your modem. What type of modem is it?

2. I am pretty sure AOL does not support Linux.

3. You can't convert the .exe files, but you could check out Wine which allows some Windows programs to be run in Linux. Its pretty hit and miss though.
1. Im not entirely sure what my modem is, i think it's a Rockwell something something, it comes standard on a Hewitt-Packard Pavilon PC with a Celeron processor...

2. Thanks, i was thinking the same thing, do you know of any Linux-friendly dial-up service providers?

3.ill check that program out, thanks
 
Old 12-22-2003, 01:42 AM   #4
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1. I had a Rockwell Plug & Play modem that worked well in RH7.2. Try configuring KPPP and see if it can dial.

2. The best advice is to get a local ISP. Just open up your phone book and pick one.

3. Most Widows programs have great open source counterparts. Otherwise wine or an emulator like Win4Lin. They cost money though.
 
  


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