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    Does anyone know if there is any way I can browse the internet while logged onto AOL with my Thincom? The problem I have is AOL doesn't support simple dial-up, so I need to use their software, but they don't have any support for the www. All the other browsers need to dial in, but even if I could dial in, I would still like to use my Buddy list and AIM features at the same time.

    Please post with any help or suggestions.

    -Ryan
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    Currently, the AOL for Palm client does not support the web. I think they're considering adding it to a future release (I can't imagine the size of that app! ).

    Supposedly, you can configure a SLIP connection to AOL in Network Prefs to use the AOL dial-in as an ISP but I couldn't get it to work.
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    Ok, well someone else is bound to ask anyway so I will.
    With all of the hassles, limitations and expense of AOL, why do people continue using it? What benefits does it offer?
    It seems to me that folks that use AOL need to overcome huge obstacles just to get the same features of folks that use regular ISP.
    This is not intended to be a slam of AOL (heck I'm a shareholder) but I'm really just curious as to what the appeal is.
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    Originally posted by bregent
    ...but I'm really just curious as to what the appeal is.
    I think it's geared for the casual newbie home user. Everything is right there for you as opposed to having to go find it for yourself. I recently setup systems for my mom (71) and mother-in-law (66), both first-time computer users, and they couldn't handle the web through an ISP. It was too confusing to them. On AOL, they act like seasoned veterans (in computer terms, not age ) and can find most anything they need.
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