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Old 02-23-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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is there a AOL for slackware?


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

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Old 02-23-2005, 12:52 AM   #2
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what do you mean by AOL?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 01:01 AM   #3
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This can't be a serious question.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:26 AM   #4
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=aol+for+linux
 
Old 02-25-2005, 09:49 AM   #5
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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.

Rob
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:38 PM   #6
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AFAIK there isn't an AOL client for linux. I've never heard of gamera and a web search didn't popup anything valid.

I only know of peng but as you say it will not let you join rooms etc.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 09:27 PM   #7
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go to netscape.com and get the netscape browser installer, i believe it includes a AOL/Netscape IM bundled
 
Old 02-27-2005, 09:37 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:03 PM   #9
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Quote:
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.

Rob
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.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:07 PM   #10
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"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?"

lol, that is too funny
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:09 PM   #11
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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...
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:20 PM   #12
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Quote:
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
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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.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 07:03 PM   #13
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is there a AOL for slackware?

Dial-up AOL
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?

-nycace36
 
Old 04-11-2005, 07:19 PM   #14
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Well, I know there's not an actual aol browser thing for linux...I have no idea why you'd want to use it in the first place.

However, I found a dialer for aol, if that's what you need.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/peng/

-edit

Never tried it...

Can't you just use KPPP to connect to aol?
 
Old 06-17-2005, 08:53 PM   #15
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Actually not because it uses different protocol ...
 
  


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