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Firefox , I want to try it . How with AOL , IE etc

by Native_Texan / December 14, 2004 12:58 PM PST

I have Aol thru Cable on main pc connected thru linksys router (b not g) and have 2 other pc's that connect to thru that router for internet access.I use xp home on 2 of them and lap top is xp pro. I have min. of 80 gb hdd on each and ram 512. p 4 on 2 and lap top has amd 64 athlon. I spent over 4 hrs on phone with linksys getting all three of them a secured wireless connection. (instead of it being unsecured or using windows firewall, which linksys doesn't recommend if you have router).

My question is I want to try Firefox and how will this affect the pc's?
Which one should I try it on first?
Does it automatically work with aol?
meaning do I leave aol as my preferred browser and firefox runs in the back like IE used to?
I have to Use Aol as my ISP so how do I integrate Aol with Firefox, so I can get away from IE.?
I am kinda a newbie so try to be patient in your explanation. There are alot of us out here and we need more detailed info so that we can learn.
Thanks in advance Happy

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by Mark5019 / December 14, 2004 8:34 PM PST

you install it and after you log in trew aol, minimize aol click on firefox and surf web

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Hi Tex
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 9:15 AM PST

Installing Firefox will not affect anything.

With Firefox installed you can surf the internet as you did with IE.

You may have problems accessing AOL's website with Firefox. AOL now uses it's own version of IE which comes bundled with the AOL set up programs, so AOL may not let you go to their sites with Firefox, (although AOL "use" to come bundled with the Netscape browser until 2 or 3 years ago and I bet many users still use the old Netscape to access AOL sites. And as Firefox and Netscape have a common ancestory, you may still be able to goto AOL using FIrefox).

But if you can't, that's fine, just revert back to AOL's browser to browse their site.

It really doesn't matter which PC you install Firefox on. On them all if you like.

If you like Firefox, use it and ignore IE. If you don't like Firefox, ignore it, and use IE.


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by Native_Texan / December 15, 2004 9:59 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Tex

will try it once i clear some other issues

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If you would like a website for those that are beginners...
by trytohelp / December 15, 2004 11:42 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks
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Thanks for the tip page!
by Native_Texan / December 16, 2004 1:44 PM PST

will check it out once other things are in line
with this crashed pc

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 16, 2004 7:30 PM PST

Thats an excellent Firefox tips site trytohelp,

I particularly liked the Wrap option, to wrap long url's onto different lines.

Nice one,


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