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AIM crashing my computer
Every time my computer starts these days it freezes until I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and then select to stop the "AIM" process, then it works ok. I read that AOL has an upgrade but unfortunately I cannot even upgrade when it is locked up like this. If they are going to change their system in a way that disables one's computer they have a duty to WARN PEOPLE prior to changing things.

[I've since fixed the problem or rather I think AOL fixed the problem after a slew of compliants. Yes I could have uninstalled it and then installed the new one and I surely would have, about four reboots after this the crashing freezing problem went away, suggesting AOL responded to complaints, then I selected UPGRADE from one of its menus]
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From: franseca Date: August 18th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read that AOL has an upgrade but unfortunately I cannot even upgrade when it is locked up like this.

Well, why not try this: log onto the internet, NOT sign into AIM, go to the AIM website and download the upgrade, install it, THEN open AIM?
brunhildevalkyr From: brunhildevalkyr Date: August 19th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I use Trillian... sooooo much happier with Trillian.. then again I tend to run Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, and AIM all at once... so I need Trillian.
browneyedgirl65 From: browneyedgirl65 Date: August 19th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
For IM I use gaim (http://gaim.sourceforge.net/) for multi-IMing, and it's really quite excellent.

But if you're using AO-Hell for your internet access...erm, ugggggh!!! I'd really advise something like just a plain cable or dsl connection and then using things like gmail (want an account -- comment me -- any of you -- with an email address and I'll send you an invite -- I got fifty to give away) for your email, and other online services...
fixx From: fixx Date: August 19th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I said "AOL has an upgrade" I meant for thair AIM client.

Truth be told I ALSO have a very real AOL account which I rarely use anymore. By rarely I mean I rarely sign into it more than once in an average 2 months span, but given that it was my primary source of email and environment for creating and posting web pages for nearly a decade 1994-2003, I'm a little slow to let go of it completely until I feel I've entirely replaced it.

As my post of early this morning shows I use Comcast broadband for internet access but sadly it is not perfect either and as much as I like to pick on AOL for their immense stupidity they are actually not as arrogant as Comcast has been.

The most arrogant thing Comcast did to me was to merge with some other company like AT&T and in doing so moved a client of theirs whose email address began DM with mine which was identical and then changed hers to D.M when they changed it from @ATT to @comcast, which meant that all the mail she had coming to her suddenly came to ME! I still get mail for her even from her closest friends... and attorneys... and dating services. I also suspect some of my mail occasionally gets redirected to her or the abyss.
From: childthief_liar Date: August 25th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
AIM is acting fine for me...then again I haven't been home for two weeks.
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