AOL 6.0 and Mozilla

Tuesday May 30th, 2000

We have two news items regarding AOL's latest software development efforts. The first, from, 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.

#4 Gee, I'm stunned...

by jesusX <>

Tuesday May 30th, 2000 2:07 PM

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Anyone smart enough to be part of Mozilla should have seen this coming as soon as they came out of shock at the AOL Netscape deal. Yes they wanted Netcenter, but Netscape has other products. The server stuff has been spun off to iPlanet, but the client, gee, AOL kept that. Could it be because of the rivalry between AOL and MS, and AOLs desire to give MS the boot?

OF COURSE! As soon as the software folks at AOL have completely switched the content to a Gecko friendly format (and tweaked Gecko to an AOL friendly format) then IE will be gone. Have no doubts people, it's coming.