Downloading Files in AOL

Members of America Online have a special advantage in the area of downloads: AOL's Download Center. After signing on to AOL, you can access it by opening the AOL Services menu and selecting Download Center (see Figure 13.13).

Figure 13.13. AOL's Download Center offers links to all sorts of files and programs.


The right window offers two tabs: Shareware and Buy Software. The Buy Software tab connects you to commercial software, whereas the Shareware tab links to, well, shareware.

Both tabs are organized into catalogues that are full of software you can download. After you've chosen the type of file that you want, you'll find a list of files that will fit your needs.


America Online also offers a feature that's great for people who don't want to take the time to download a file during their online session. You can schedule a download for later by selecting the file(s) you want and clicking the Download Later button. Then, you can schedule the download for the middle of the night, when you're (perhaps) asleep.

Sams Teach Yourself Internet and Web Basics All in One
Sams Teach Yourself Internet and Web Basics All in One
ISBN: 0672325330
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 350
Authors: Ned Snell © 2008-2017.
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