Anyone here on AOL?

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    I just saw the app in my folder - and see that for us in the UK AOL haven't updated their app since 2002:eek::eek::eek:

    Still happy to take the money though?

    So my question is this - is there a modern version out there that will work in England? I assume USA has a more modern version, but will it work for me?:confused:

    cheers :rolleyes:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Are you referring to AOL Instant Messenger?

    Most Mac folk I know you either iChat (some) or Adium (most)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    http://products.aim.com/mac

    AIM 2.0.229 (last updated 11/11/2009)

    Why wouldn't it work for you? That's like asking if a new version of Safari would work outside the US.
     
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, thats not what I mean ( see, it's been that long the youngsters don't even know AOL has a full browser / emailer application :D ).

    I mean the full AOL program.
     
  5. Sky Blue Guest

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    I'm well aware AOL has a browser, thanks.

    Didn't think anybody used that garbage any more. Maybe there's a version of Netscape Navigator from 1997 you can use?
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I am no youngster
    I was around in the days of the bulletin boards, CompuServe and was an original user of AOL

    I just didn't know anyone even used AOL anymore for anything
    And why would they?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    +1. Not a youngster either, and I was thinking the younger members are smart enough to know not to use AOL.
     
  8. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    AOL on a floppy then on a CD.

    Used to have quite a coaster collection. :D
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    What's a floppy? :confused:
    :)
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Used to mail them out ALL the time

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  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    Short of Intranets, portals are dead, and realistically have been for nearly a decade. Yes, I used AOL back when it was a huge step up from BBS's and competed with Compuserve and their ilk, but the era of walled garden providers is past.

    For all intents and purposes in the modern era, and to paraphrase, AOL's passed on. This Internet Content Provider is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. Its metabolic processes are now history. It's off the twig. It's kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible. THIS IS AN EX-Internet Content Provider.

    Just sayin'. :D
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Generally I agree with this. But aren't we still walled in/sandboxed by the choice of our search engine be it Google, Yahoo, Excite, etc.?

    Granted we have choice these days compared to what it was like in the AOL days if you will. But we are still limited in a less obtrusive way if we're not careful.

    Just throwing it out there.

    BTW, which ICP were you affiliated with? AOL?
     
  14. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    As for old timers, I STILL have my 300bps modem! :D Not that I use it, but it is still in a box in the attic.

    I thought AOL was dead and buried long ago, but according to Wikipedia they still had some 5 million users in Q3 2009. I can't believe people are still paying for that stuff!
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    They're probably the same people who fall for the Nigerian scams. Not too bright.
     
  16. Salmar macrumors regular

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    Well I have to use the AOL free email on my Mac mail because my Sprint ISP doesn't provide email anymore. Don't ask me why. They just did away with it about a year ago. I have the Sprint broadband air card because DSL and Cable isn't available in my area. I also use gmail in Mac mail also. I don't like using either's web mail and so I have it go into mac mail. It works good.
    Go Gators......
     
  17. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    My Ex uses AOL and I'll explain to her "Open IE....." and she says "What's IE? I use AOL"
     
  18. pokeyjoe macrumors newbie

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    For the OP, its still out there. Look here. Its basically just all-in-one software (like the original Netscape). I doubt if it will dial your phone anymore.
     
  19. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    it's at 9.5? didn't 8.0 come out 10 years ago? :eek:
     
  20. JNB macrumors 604

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    But search engines aren't the entire scope of "the Internet." AOL and the like were. They provided the actual content, not a search result for the larger world (current search algorithms, methods, and filters notwithstanding).

    I AOL'd on my 512K from a floppy. Even though I had NCSA Mosaic, there was no place to go. I think I ditched the Apple ][+ and my Hayes 300 baud without a second thought.
     
  21. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You are talking Windows. The Mac version of AOL's standalone software is called AOL® Desktop for Mac 1.5. There is also an available beta for AOL® Desktop for Mac 1.6.
     
  22. Flyinb macrumors member

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    Why would anyone ever want to or need to run AOL these days?
     

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