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07-28-2001, 08:43 PM
while downtown in B'more today, I see this ticker on a building that has world news headlines, out of the corner of my eye I caught this headline:

"AOL icons on Compaq computers"

see this (http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5094819,00.html)


the worst of both worlds.. LOL

can you spell> M e r g e r <??



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[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 07-28-2001).]

07-28-2001, 08:58 PM
Yeah Sea I think it's bad enough now that pc manufacturers are using, or are forced to use, the system as a marketing tool from the get-go...look at all the crapola that is installed from an OEM Win 98 SE disc alone. All the TSR programs that come from these HP & Compaqs right out of the box...anyways.....Time Warner got their claws in this one too? That's OK just another reason to avoid Compaq's like the plague (sorry to offend you Compaq owners http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif )

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07-28-2001, 11:05 PM
yeh, i heard about this on the news a few days ago. It just keeps getting crappier and crappier. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Compaq's are bad enough with their propietory BIOS; but now add in AOL as a " standard "?! The only positive side i see to this is that it will drive more people to wanna build their own systems after having the headache of owning a Compaq " custom build !" http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/tongue.gif

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07-29-2001, 12:11 AM
What am I having a nightmare? Did I see what I thought I saw?

Where's my asprin? antacid?

How'd that go...plop, plop, fizz,fizz.....

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07-29-2001, 03:45 AM
The simple fact here is $$

The computer industry woke up to the fact that Most people stay with what ever software they First learn.
Why did MS start giving away IE?
Don't fool yourself into thinking it was for the good of US.

This is the reason Netscape was the prominent Browser for so long. It was free to try.
Plus it worked better .
While Explorer was $$ and you couldn't return it when you found you did like it

BTW even in the old Compaq's the only way to uninstall the Preinstalled AOL B.S. was to format the drive .
Or edit the register and delete all the folders. Sounds a little like IE

[This message has been edited by Rick (edited 07-29-2001).]

07-31-2001, 10:03 PM
Well slap my face. Uncle Ted went one-up on Uncle Bill. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif
30 Mil customers and the price just went up 2 bucks a month....... Where do I sign up.
......Indecision may or may not be my problem......

[This message has been edited by ranchdog (edited 07-31-2001).]