AOL mac not working in Lion

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  1. N2bnfunn macrumors member

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    I just try using AOL using mac and it will start and crash it about 20 seconds>
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    1. I'm sorry you still us AOL :D
    2. You might want to see if AOL makes a version that works with Lion by searching their site.
     
  3. qCzar macrumors regular

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    AOL for Mac uses Rosetta, which was publicly removed in Lion.

    From AOL's Site:
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    sadly, AOL has ALWAYS sucked.
    worse-case scenario, use AOL in safari.
    but...this is the perfect opportunity to move forward.
    check their site, they have tools for migrating your addresses etc.
    get off AOL, you'll have a better life! :D
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I'm surprised that anyone still uses AOL. Actually, there are less people on that service week after week. Go to the chatrooms and you will see what I mean. It seems the only chatrooms that still have users are L.A. and New York. In Vegas had zero users the last time I looked. Denver hasn't seen a single user in a year.

    You can always dual boot and install Windows or SL and continue using the dead service that way.

    There won't be any more software updates for a service that is dying. AOL will soon be following the paths of Compuserve and Prodigy and the rest.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    really, the simplest thing, if you must use aol, is to use it thru safari (or firefox, whatever).

    the app was always buggy anyway
    my mom is still on aol... :(
     
  7. ohsnap macrumors regular

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    Wow what's AOL like now? The last time I used it was in college, 93/94. I'd forgotten all about it. Didn't even realize AOL as a standalone service still existed. Sorry, but I know this is going to sound like a super dicky question but why do you still use AOL?
     
  8. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    that dinosaur still exist? we have a name for them, Almost Off Line :D
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 601

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    on one of the early 'futurama's, the professor comes in to the room and announces:

    "good news, everyone! two years ago i went to log on to AOL, and i finally got online" :D
     
  10. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks RRmalvado that works great... And oh I did not know my mom and dad was using this forum to tell me which software I should use or not used GEEZ
     
  11. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Just so you know, AOL Desktop is not the same thing as the AOL stand alone software that was popular in the 90s and early 2000s. It's missing allot of the standalone features such as chatrooms which are dead anyways.
     
  12. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Welcome to Macrumors.
     

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