Save full AOL installer on Linux box?

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monckywrench

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I have a friend who stupidly insists on retaining AOL. He is also on dialup that chokes when downloading AOL directly.

I want to save the complete AOL 9.1 installer (not the download stub) using my Linux box. Suggestions?
Thanks in advance!

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http://www.neowin.net/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t83429.html

"Hawkeye
Jun 5 2003, 08:43
Well, if ytou really want it that badly, then yes, you can download it in its entirety from one of AOL's FTP servers. Here are the instructions:

1. Go to ftp://ftp.newaol.com using an FTP Client program such as CuteFTP, SmartFTP, or FlashFXP.
2. Navigate to the /clients/aol80 directory on the server.
3. Download everything in that folder (including the media folder and its contents) except the following three files: aolsetup.exe (this is the small download executable that you get from AOL.com that downloads the whole package), msie698.exe (this is the IE 6 installer for Win9x systems), and msie62k.exe (this is the IE 6 installer for Win2000 systems).
3. Run the file named setup80.exe to execute the installer.

You can burn that to a CD if you wish. That should be all you need to install AOL 8.0. If you would like to install an older version of AOL (4.0, 5.0, 6.0, or 7.0), navigate to the root directory of the FTP server, and find it from there."
 

monckywrench

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"Just download it and put it on a thumb drive."

I hadn't known about the location of the file on the FTP site due to avoiding AOL since 1999. :)
Friend "upgraded" and it chokes his 1.6GHZ/384MB machine.
 
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So, did you find it? Maybe it's not so easy as I thought. I don't see it at ftp.aol.com and all I can find is the download stub (Win32). Is that the most recent and the one that would be free in stores?
 

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I finally found it. The experience further reinforced my bitter loathing for AOL, but the nice folks at http://www.oldversion.com have it and the other versions at:

http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=aol

Looking at the download sizes showcases how AOL bloated over the years.

10.0 is the most recent, and it is horrid. That's why I'd switching my friend back to 9 or perhaps 8. I'll grab both and save them for future use. AOLs marketing model is IMO pure evil, because it keeps users depending on AOL instead of learning standard internet browser and mail usage. 8.0 is preferable (ugh) for 98SE etc.
 
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Have no fear. An "upgrade" will soon make another older version no longer work.

Thanks for the followup. I didn't even know 10 existed.

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