December 21st, 2003, 04:58 PM
Peng,Linux and AOL
I bought Red hat 9 a few months back and have since had very little use for it. The reason being is that I have a Linux/win98 box and switching between the two is to long for my liking despite my eagerness to use Red Hat. The problems this, unfortunately I have AOL and as you are all aware its f*****g s**t and not compatible with Linux. I've tried using PengAOL (to much disappointment) which is supposed to allow me to connect to AOL off a Linux OS but so far i've been unable to do so. My question is whether anybody knows if Peng still works or if there are any similar programs available. if worst comes to worst i guess im going to have to pay for my own ISP.
Thanx for your time
December 21st, 2003, 05:24 PM
Install vmware on the RH section, then install VMWare and within that you install a M$ OS.
That way at least you're able to do more in linux and yet access the net via the vmware.
Hope this helps...
December 21st, 2003, 06:00 PM
Here are some links that could help you out...
http://18.104.22.168/translate_c?hl...8%26oe%3DUTF-8 (Website was French, got google to translate it, not sure if program will be english or french)
I'm sure there's more. I hope these links help you out abit.
December 21st, 2003, 06:17 PM
First of all Linux is Freeware so why did you pay for it? Now do you have a 56/k modem or cable or what? It is fairly easy to hook up cable to linux.
December 21st, 2003, 06:23 PM
You can buy it as well, if you don't have a fast enough connection to download it. It is only cheap. Like shipping, packaging, etc.
First of all Linux is Freeware...
Either way it is AOL, and AOL sucks and needs special ****.
... Now do you have a 56/k modem or cable or what? It is fairly easy to hook up cable to linux.
Try looking on SourceForge and FreshMeat.net for other programs that might be able to dial up AOL.
December 21st, 2003, 06:59 PM
Shrekkie or anyone, if i were to use VMware in windows to run RH, would rh have access to the net threw the windows aol connection? could i set up a local proxy in windows and point rh to it?
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December 21st, 2003, 09:21 PM
As far as i understand AOL is kinda windows minded, dunno actually if its true, but lets assume its true.
So installing windows would let you access through the net via the AOL.
As far as i know if you would install a linux guest os in a windows vmware warokstation would, you would couple a virtual nic (VmwareNet or what's the module called) to the real nic.
Since the real nic is working on the connection it would give you access.
Correct me if i'm wrong on this one ... this is an interesting issue though .... maybe Bozak could try it out for us
December 22nd, 2003, 03:43 PM
Thanks for your help guys but I don’t think that there’s going to be much that I can do (not to say im not going to try), I guess I’m going to have to get a new ISP. If I get AOL on to work ill be sure to let you heads know.