Gecko Appearing in Compuserve Betas
Thursday October 18th, 2001
AOL today confirmed that Gecko has been embedding into beta versions of CompuServe 7, according to this news.com article. AOL 7 was released yesterday, still with IE as its embedded browser, but because CompuServe's software seems to be much like the AOL software, it's likely that we could also see AOL sporting Gecko as it's browser in the future.
#11 I think that's exactly what this is
Thursday October 18th, 2001 7:57 PM
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I think you hit the nail on the head. Why?
- AOL hasn't been trying to renew their "You put me in Windows, I'll use your brower" deal. - Mozilla has finally become polished/standards compliant/stable enough that they can start considering this. - I'm sure AOL doesn't like the level of control Microsoft has in their product just by controlling the web browser. Dropping Java, dropping embed, and SmartTags anyone?
But the first one's the real killer. Without that agreement, and with Gecko as good as it is now, why would they want to continue using IE?