[ubuntu-uk] Broadband Advice

ronnie at ronnietucker.co.uk ronnie at ronnietucker.co.uk
Tue Feb 5 20:17:40 GMT 2008

   I have a confession to make... I... I...

   I use AOL


   But it's due to BT being a bunch of [insert chosen expletive].  
Where I live I can only get 1/2mb broadband and BT wanted to charge me  
£27/mth for it. Even though people were getting 8mb for £27! So my  
only other (unlimited) alternative was AOL, £17/mth and no cap.

   I have to be honest, in the past few years with them I've had no  
down time at all.

   Only fault with them is their God awful AOL browser thing. And you  
really need to run that thing at least once to set up a decent  
(secure) log in, I did it that once back when I was dual booting. Not  
sure if the browser thing runs in WINE, but once you have a secure  
username and password set you can use a router/modem to do the logging  
in. I use Linux 24/7 with AOL and it's dandy.

   But keep it to yourself, don't go telling everyone I use AOL!  ;D

   Quoting Matthew Macdonald-Wallace <matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk>:

> Hi All,
> I've just moved to wales and because I didn't finish the 12 months
> contract on my broadband with Plus.net they're going to charge me the
> privilige of £145.00 to move my broadband even though I want to keep
> them as a supplier!!!
> AOL are currently offering a free dell 1520 laptop (now discontinued!)
> and my wife has suggested taking the broadband offer, selling the
> laptop and making some cash.
> I like the idea, however I cringe when I think about using AOL, does
> anyone have any advice?
> Cheers,
> M.
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