AOL 6.0 and Mozilla
Tuesday May 30th, 2000
We have two news items regarding AOL's latest software development efforts. The first, from BetaNews.com, is a look at an unofficial, accidentally-released version of AOL's 6.0 software. What's interesting is not the new look of the AOL software, but rather a post in that article's forum. In it, the poster ("BUBKAII") claims that Gecko is the rendering engine behind the application itself, even though IE5 is still the browser inside the application! No kidding. Anyone else want to try downloading and testing this?
Next, Jedbro writes: "AOL has started on a new project called 'Gamera' that will put AOL on Linux and such 'Internet appliances' granting it the AOL Everywhere ability they are after. Interesting stuff, and most importantly... GECKO's the browser behind all this!! =) =)" You can read more at the Kenton Industries website.
#1 Only Natural
Tuesday May 30th, 2000 9:48 AM
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I think we all knew deep down this was going to happen sooner or later. The Mozilla technology is too good to pass up for AOL to be using.
Just think of all the improvements AOL could make to their software by using Mozilla.
However, I wish they would drop IE completely, as I thought their contract with Microsoft was over with this year. Does anyone know?
Not to mention that the Mozilla basis for the IA devices will also rock :-), even if the IA devices are not that popular.