" Access the Internet with the latest version from this popular service provider. "
- From AOL Inc.
Members told us they wanted a faster AOL experience -- and we've listened! Your classic all-in-one AOL software now has enhanced browsing, an improved toolbar, content sharing, and more!
AOL Desktop 9.6 is an update of our classic all-in-one software. Though it looks and feels similar to other versions of AOL, it includes faster browsing, an updated toolbar, content sharing, enhanced installation experience, improved download process, a rotating sign-on screen canvas, and a reduction in the frequency of pop-up updates.
A leading Internet service provider (ISP) that provides users with access to both the Internet and special AOL content.
It offers several individual channels of content and features that cover topics such as news and entertainment.
Members can obtain up to seven e-mail addresses per account, as well as 10MB of personal home page space.
Buddy Lists and instant messaging features are also included. With an AOL account, you can utilize a vast array of chat rooms, message boards, and online stores.
Other features include online screening software, user profiles, and easy access to the Internet with AOL's own browser.
The installation utility simplifies setup by locating local dial-up numbers, finding your modem, and configuring your software. AOL provides hundreds of widespread dial-up numbers, many of which offer speeds of 56K.
Standard accounts cost $25.90 for unlimited access. Less expensive accounts may be acquired, but there is a charge per hour after a time limit has been reached.
What's New in AOL Desktop 9.6
- Browser Enhancements
Faster page loads, relevant search results, and an improved Flash experience.
- Enhanced Toolbar
Fresh, clean toolbar. We removed all outdated icons, allowing space for a larger search box and one-click access to Lifestream.
- Content Sharing
With one click you can share any of your favorite web pages via Facebook, Twitter, Lifestream, email and IM. Love an article? Share it instantly.
- Other Enhancements
Experience seamless installation, rapid downloading, and fewer pop-up updates.
Note: Because of the high number of users on AOL's FTP server, the download link may not be available. If you receive an error message stating that access to the FTP server has been denied, please try again at a later time.
If you're running Windows 7, Vista or XP, please download AOL Desktop 9.6. If you are running Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME or 98SE, please download the older version AOL 9.0VR from the download page.
The Download Now link will download a 542KB setup file to your computer. The full download may be more than 35MB depending on your current system configuration.
Limitations in downloadable version
1000 hours Free trial to be used within the first 45 days of initial sign-on.