Why is AOL for Mac OS X version 5.0...

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
...when the Windows version is 7.0?

I recently upgraded my grandfather's Rev B iMac with OS X, Appleworks, and AOL. AOL is version 5. And that's the official one! I don't know if its features are equivalent to Windows v 5 or Windows v 7, but I don't like it.

Makes me feel as if AOL doesn;t care. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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  • Reply 1 of 22
    imacfpimacfp Posts: 750member
    [quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:

    <strong>.

    Makes me feel as if AOL doesn;t care. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    They don't care about Mac users. They really should have added more options, but I'm hopping to get rid of AOL at some point so I don't really mind.
  • Reply 2 of 22
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    It sucks. The thing I want most is Away Messages. I have to use AIM if I want them. Windows users have has had that feature for close to two years I think.
  • Reply 3 of 22
    hegorhegor Posts: 160member
    Because AOL sucks.
  • Reply 4 of 22
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    give them a break. they aggressively persued an OS X port much quicker than anyone anticipated and they keep it a good solid version.



    And honestly, you ain't missing much but bloat over the new windows versions
  • Reply 5 of 22
    The point of this thread is lost on me. Why would someone want AOL?



    AOL is assnuggets. Plain and simple.
  • Reply 6 of 22
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by TheAlmightyBabaramm:

    <strong>The point of this thread is lost on me. Why would someone want AOL?



    AOL is assnuggets. Plain and simple.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    yet it is the most popular web service and is crucial for a successful platform. without it, OS X would not be used by many people, most notably the consumer market
  • Reply 7 of 22
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by applenut:

    <strong>give them a break. they aggressively persued an OS X port much quicker than anyone anticipated and they keep it a good solid version.



    And honestly, you ain't missing much but bloat over the new windows versions</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You're right about them porting the software to OS X quicker than people expected, but still there's no reason to be 2 version behind. The OS 9 software should've at least had 6.0 2 years ago.



    We're missing some mail features and away messages since we're stuck with 5.0.
  • Reply 8 of 22
    Only thing good that AOL produced was AIM..and I wouldn't use it if Adium had file-transfer capabilities. (which I understand will never happen cause of AOL's "m$"'s mentality!! grrr )
  • Reply 9 of 22
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Really, the big question is: Should the Windows version be at 7.0? It seems that AOL defies convention by making EVERY release a x.0 increment. And everytime, they have some security problem. It sucks and no one should use it.
  • Reply 10 of 22
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Hopefully as Cable and DSL catch on as the better way to surf the web, AOL will become yesterday's news.
  • Reply 11 of 22
    gordygordy Posts: 970member
    AOL sucks anyway. I am currently in the 45 day trial period (I'm not keeping it), and I am checking my email at aol.com because I hate the app so much.
  • Reply 12 of 22
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Fran441:

    <strong>Hopefully as Cable and DSL catch on as the better way to surf the web, AOL will become yesterday's news.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I doubt it. I have a cable modem and use AOL's Bring Your Own Access plan ($9.99 for current users, $14.99 for new members). I'd love to get rid of AOL, but my dad doesn't want to so that's why I still have it. I know a lot of people who do this so I doubt AOL will go anywhere anytime soon.
  • Reply 13 of 22
    Probably the same reason the Mac OS X version of AIM is version 4.5. I can't have the "Talk" feature and I can't see when I type a smilie face (not that its a huge deal but I do like to have the talk feature). AOL can kiss my @$$~!
  • Reply 14 of 22
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    I doubt it. I have a cable modem and use AOL's Bring Your Own Access plan ($9.99 for current users, $14.99 for new members). I'd love to get rid of AOL, but my dad doesn't want to so that's why I still have it. I know a lot of people who do this so I doubt AOL will go anywhere anytime soon.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    same here although I am trying my best to get my mother to ditch it now that we all have mac.com accounts with most of our good mail going to them
  • Reply 15 of 22
    [quote]Probably the same reason the Mac OS X version of AIM is version 4.5. I can't have the "Talk" feature and I can't see when I type a smilie face (not that its a huge deal but I do like to have the talk feature). AOL can kiss my @$$~!<hr></blockquote>



    Use Adium: <a href="http://www.adiumx.com"; target="_blank">http://www.adiumx.com</a>; It's hands down better than AOL's official OSX client. It doesn't have talk either, but it does have graphical smilies. Most of the things that Adium lacks, it does so because of AOL's third party restrictions. Adium is a great app and it is almost constantly being improved.
  • Reply 16 of 22
    if you need an AIM client try <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=12703&db=mac"; target="_blank">Proteus</a>
  • Reply 17 of 22
    I use Fire.
  • Reply 18 of 22
    if you need an AIM client try <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=12703&db=mac"; target="_blank">Proteus</a>
  • Reply 19 of 22
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Also, why can't we see color profiles? That really annoys me too.
  • Reply 20 of 22
    it takes along time for pages to load and when im on the sighn on screen and want to change names all i get is a spinning ball it takes a while is anybody els getting this problem

    or is it my computer like aol told me when i called them i have a mac pro osx10.4
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