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by hartlanders / June 21, 2005 11:14 PM PDT

i have earthlink now.does anybody have any thoughts about changing to yahoo?does yahoo use less resources
than earthlink?
thanks,edward

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2005 11:21 PM PDT
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Internet access is ... internet access. It's your choice to run "addons" or not.

Bob

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I've run into some problems in the past...
by reefurbb / June 23, 2005 10:52 PM PDT
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uninstalling earthlink (and others) from a PC, to use a different ISP. 1 I had to fresh install W98SE again, another I had to use regedit to get rid of problems. I'm not saying "don't switch", just be aware.
I am cautious about Yahoo because a lot of additional services are added, perhaps with a "standard" install.
Yahoo search takes the place of MSN search, Yahoo messenger, mail, toolbar, and more, and they can interfere with trying to use other options. I prefer Google toolbar with search bar as an option to MSN, not a replacement.
Haven't tries Netscape ISP, $9.95/mo with free 5x faster surfing.
It can be more a matter of what local phone numbers are used for access, how busy they get, as they may be used for several other ISP's.

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What most people don't know. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 24, 2005 3:04 AM PDT
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is that you DO NOT have to use the ISP's browser or software. All you need is their networking settings, TCP/IP address, username and password. When you have this you can ''dial in'', log on, and then use your own browser. With the exception of AOHell.

I've had many ISPs in the past and have never used their ''Software Disk'' to get on line. Even today, with my cable connection, I did not install the Comcast Networking software. Just set up my XP machines for networking, I called Comcast and gave them the cable modem ID, connected my router, and presto, I'm on line.

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(NT) (NT) I Second That in Spades. Avoid the extra garbage !!
by tobeach / June 27, 2005 4:18 PM PDT
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