I've been an AOL user now for about 15 years, and have always had an immediate connection whenever I needed it, but it was oft times a wee bit slow, especially in the evenings when the world and his wife are on line, and sharing the exchange. To cut a long story short, I threw a cup of coffee over my laptop keyboard last week, and whilst it seemed nothing had happened, on Monday, the computer failed to start It wouldn't boot beyond the first rumble of the hard drive starting. I took it to pieces, cleaned and drie what I could, and then played a hairdrier over it for an hour or so, until I could see no moisture. I booted it up, and put it into safe mode, and found that the entire software suite, and all files were corrupted. I had no alternative but to do a factory re-install. Took best part of a day, but finally, Windoze started, and all seemed tickety boo. I wanted to download some support programmes, but I don't like IE, and didn't have the latest AOL software disc, so I decided to try Mozilla Firefox. What a revelation. Fast, smooth, infinitely customiseable, full of features, very stable, and it handles my AOL e-Mail account better than AOL It loads and displays about 10 times faster than AOL, and it's mail file handling is far superior. I highly recommended it to anybody. It's free, consumes little resources, is intuitive, and lightning fast.