AOL and Linux

  Marvin Grunt 14:42 03 Mar 2009
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Is it possible to run AOL 9 broadband on Linux?
If so, are there any problems to be aware of?

  realist 16:35 03 Mar 2009

AOL do not support Linux so presumably the answer is "no".

  DieSse 16:39 03 Mar 2009

Having said that - AOL software may not run under Linux.....

But that shouldn't stop you using the web normally, and even getting into your AOL mails or using AM.

You just won't have the AOL front-end in your system. You don't need it though.

  realist 17:21 03 Mar 2009

Since you (obviously) cannot install the software I don't see how you can become an AOL subscriber.

  DieSse 17:54 03 Mar 2009

He may already be a subscriber. I've met several people who do just what he's asking about.

  speedway boy 19:51 03 Mar 2009

I run AOL broadband on a linux computer with no problems at all

  ton 21:01 03 Mar 2009

I sometimes use Linux with AOL broadband.
Providing you are using a router and don't want the AOL software (which you don't need) there is know problem.

  ton 21:02 03 Mar 2009

Know = should be no.

  LastChip 01:07 04 Mar 2009

Data is data no matter who the provider is. To say you can't is nonsense.

As it happens, I recently changed to o2 and they too don't support Linux, but my Debian Linux machine I'm typing this post on is completely unaware and couldn't care less.

The real secret of Internet connection success with Linux is as already pointed out by ton; use a modem/router and then it's a non-event.

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