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This guy i used to know "Eric"...one day he sent me a screenshot of him on *nix on AOL..i dont know if this was his own doing or there is a release? if there is id love to know..because id switch from windows permanently to *nix if there is...let me know..thanks
What i mean by AOL is "America Online"...you know that you get for windows? AND YEAH...it is a serious question...i got gAim...and i heard something about "gAmera"??? i saw that wierd AOL for linux...but it isnt actually the same..you cannot join private rooms and such...if anyone knows of the actual client that signs you on and you can go to aol keywords and such..please let me know.
You can also get AOL instant messenger for Linux from aim.com. If you're looking for the internet access software like you get for Windows, there isn't any unless the AOL group is actually working on some sort of almost port for it. Personally, I'd hope not because their security is about as lousy as Microsoft's and it would kind of ruin part of the purpose of switching.
Originally posted by b0r What i mean by AOL is "America Online"...you know that you get for windows? AND YEAH...it is a serious question...i got gAim...and i heard something about "gAmera"??? i saw that wierd AOL for linux...but it isnt actually the same..you cannot join private rooms and such...if anyone knows of the actual client that signs you on and you can go to aol keywords and such..please let me know.
There was an article on CNetNews about Gamera about 4 and a half years ago. Here's the link: http://news.com.com/2100-1023-244438.html?legacy=cnet
The Register carried an article three years ago about Red Hat and AOL in talks, possibly for AOL to come out with a Linux client. The article is here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/03...x_and_mozilla/
There have been a few other articles to the same effect, but nothing in the last two years that I can find.
As as side note, when news about it first came out, one Linux developer named Cliff Robertson said, "If you are intelligent enough to get Linux running on your computer, why in the name of all that's holy would you want to use AOL?" according to Wired News.
Originally posted by Okie he never did mention if he wanted AOL as an ISP or just an AOL Instant messenger client, i believe Netscape Communicator web browser comes with an IM that works with AOL even their Linux build...
There's tons of IMs available for Linux that work with AIM's service. gaim, kopete, centericq, etc., etc. Netscape's not the only one. In fact, there's an offical AIM for Linux standalone client.
However, I'm pretty sure he meant the AOL Client, not AIM. He said
What i mean by AOL is "America Online"...you know that you get for windows?
If he meant AOL Instant Messenger, he probably would've said it.
Actually wondering about just the dial-up part of AOL.
How could one set up AOL for dial-up?
The ubiquitous AOL CD's all have Windows-based SW, which cannot work for Linux ppp alone.
Anyone have experience with PengAOL for AOL ISP dial-up?