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AOL's AIM update alert bothers upgrade holdouts

Postby TeMerc » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:30 am

Juan Carlos Perez

July 03, 2007 (IDG News Service) -- Some AIM users are angry about a recent alert message that AOL LLC displays on their screens urging them to upgrade to the newest version of the instant messaging software.

The alert, delivered in a rectangular box that appears on the screen's lower right hand corner, can't be turned off.

If a user closes the box, the alert will pop back up minutes later. If left alone, the alert will periodically position itself as the primary active window, interrupting the user's current activity.

If users don't want to update to 6.1, they must either learn to live with the alert on their desktop or turn off AIM altogether. But some users want a middle ground: declining the update and getting rid of the alert.

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Postby TeMerc » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:32 am

I'm not receiving any such update alerts, is anyone else? I'm using one of the older AIM versions, 5.5.3599 which I got from Oldversion.com

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Postby Johnincal » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:42 pm

Sorry, don't use AIM...

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Postby JeanInMontana » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:21 pm

If I had to choose between AIM and no instant message program, I choose no instant message program.

Nothing AOHell will ever be on a system of mine any longer than it takes to uninstall it if it is an out of the box system.
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