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I have been using Internet Valet PPP, from Software Venture Corportation.  It is an internet access program that uses, Eudora Light, Mosaic Browser, Fetch, Newswatcher, Gopher, and Telnet Lt. in a palate window.  It contains everything in one area.  My question is two part.  First. Is there a way I can removed the current programs from the palate, and replace them with newer versions such as Eudora Pro, Internet Explorer, etc.  I've been told that ResEdit will do it, but after downloading ResEdit, I haven't the slightest idea of how to make the change.  The Second part of the question is, if it is possible, will you explain in steps how it is done.
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Groundhog, I would suggest using the Apple Internet Connection Kit. It uses most of the applications you mention, and uses simple aliases to open the programs. No ResEdit involved.

Dan
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Groundhog, If you have a newer Mac I would also suggest using the OS8.0 or 8.1 CD to upgrade your system and internet connection. It is a very easy set up and comes with Explorer, sounds like what you're looking for, may be easier than upgrading Valet PPP.

Dan
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Dan
Can not find any information concerning this apple internet connection kit.  What will it do for me?  Is it anything like Internet ValetPPP?  I'm using a PowerMac 6100/60.  I want to keep using Eudora, and Internet Explorer. Can you give me more information about this AICK and what it does.  Thanks

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Groundhog, Actually I would strongly suggest moving toward the OS8.0 route. The OS8 CD has MSIE 3.0.1 and an easy automatic configuration for your internet connection. You could keep using Eudora, Newswatcher, Fetch, etc., but you would probably have to get the upgrades from the individual companies, you may have to pay for Eudora though. If you want to access the internet apps like you do with Valet you just have to make aliases and use your launcher or put them in your Apple Menu Items.

The AICK was available around the times that the 7500 - 8600s came out and was bundled with them. It included Netscape, Telnet, Newswatcher and Fetch. It has been discontinued now.

So my answer is upgrading your system to 8.1 and take advantage of the internet products the CD provides. You can purchase the 8.1 CD at an Apple reseller or from the Apple website.

Hope this helps, let me know,
Dan
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Dan

I'm using a powermac 6100/60, 250 meg hard drive, 24 meg RAM. I've tried OS8.0. It took almost 100 megs of hard drive space.  Not leaving much for other programs.  When it refused to allow me to format for my printer, "style writer II" I went back to 7.1.2.  It also screwed up my accessing the internet altogether. The internet access program I received with the USR modem, was the Internet ValetPPP.  I've been unable to locate the Macintosh Internet Connection Kit you refered to.  I like the idea of the valet palate keeping everything in one place, that is why I asked if it could be done with a program like ResEdit.  I'm not adversed to making changes, but from what I've read, there are many bugs out there concerning the OS8.0 or 8.1.  Working with a small hard drive plus a zip drive, I have to watch what is place on the hard drive itself.  If you have additional ideas that I can use I'll release the points to your account.   Thanks    Ed
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What he is saying is create your own palate window with your own aliases. You don't need the Internet Valet thing. Just put aliases in your apple menu, then you can get to them quickly from anywhere.

You can get the Apple Internet Connections kit from their web site, but you don't need it if you've got OS 8.

Give OS 8 another shot. There is so much junk it installs in the system folder that you can get rid of. Don't be scared! 8.1 is more stable and the new HFS+ will give you more hard drive space, but I'm not sure if it works with a hard drive as small as 250 mb.
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