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Linux? Not for AOL users
By DAVE GUSSOW, Times Technology Editor
© St. Petersburg Times, published April 3, 2000
AOL, the largest online service with 22-million subscribers, does not have a Linux version of its software. And it's unclear if Linux is in AOL's future because the company won't talk about software it may or may not developing, spokesman Nicholas Graham said.
AOL users could choose Corel's installation that allows a computer to use either Linux or Windows, though going back and forth between operating systems seems to fly in the face of the simple approach to computing and surfing.
Linux should not create problems for people who use other Internet service providers that don't have proprietary software such as AOL's. But Linux won't work with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser so they would have to use a browser by Netscape or another supplier.
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