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.
#13 Re: The day has come...
Thursday October 18th, 2001 11:22 PM
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I'm as happy as the next guy about this but so far all AOL had done is embed Gecko in a CompuServe 7 beta. AOL's Komodo technology makes it easy to switch browsers, so the final version could end up with IE in it.
However, the fact that Gecko is included in the beta shows that AOL want to use it, they just want to be certain their subscribers aren't going to switch to MSN en masse if they do. I'm hopeful that if CompuServe 7 ships with Gecko then AOL will begin moves to embed Gecko in the AOL client. About 7% of Internet users are AOL subscribers, so that would give an immediate boost to the marketshare of Mozilla-based browsers.