OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Tue Dec 29 18:49:59 1998

Once upon a midnight dreary, Jason Willgruber had spoken clearly:

>Last time I checked on it, Netscrape Communicator was somewhere around $45
>in the stores,

But *free* to download from the web. To purchase IE *all by itself* costs
money, too. They can't print books / cd's, etc. for free.

>Netscrape came with the program that I bought, and it was a stripped version
>that kept wanting me to sent $30 to Netscrape, and it stopped working after
>6 months (date stamped).

Netscape has not *always* been free. It was turned into free software in
(IIRC) October or November of '97. Since then, if you got a stripped
version, you *asked* for it (to save space) and all date-disabled versions
of the software disappeared.

You can still download Version 2.02, 3.04 and 4.0x from their archive site
- it's not fast, but it's now free, and has been for the last 14 months or so.

> Let's see...IE only wanted me to sign up with MSN
>once, and that was because I used an MSN trial CD to install it.

Installed '98 lately? It's a lot more insistant with that OS. Especially if
you go under "Win 98 Setup" and uncheck the "Install MSN" there. *It
Doesn't Uninstall!*

>If you ever noticed, When you got Netscrape on an AOL CD,
>it _really_ wants you to sign up for AOL AND pay $30 to them.

That's AOL... not Netscape. Don't blame the *browser* for the *content
provider's* greed.

>Seems to me that I remember an old version of IE that was for OS/2, too.

Can you still get it? --- They had a version that was supposed to run on
Linux, too. They almost got it out - 6 months or so behind schedule, then
they scrapped it. Pi$$ed off some users with that one... Billy-bob doesn't
care, tho.

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Received on Tue Dec 29 1998 - 18:49:59 GMT

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