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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.


#28 Good detective work, seems it was cancelled

by sab39

Friday October 19th, 2001 12:46 PM

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This post definitely used the exact phrase "AOL/Gecko" and whether something would happen in time for it. It also referred (in other contexts) to the various other familiar keywords such as MachV and eMojo. So I guess if the post isn't found on google, it must have been cancelled. I don't think it's unreasonable for them to cancel it - I thought it seemed strange at the time for it to have been public, and it makes sense that if somebody realized they'd publically posted confidential info that they'd cancel the post. But I'm glad I saw it :)

My guess is that either it's definitely in the works for the future or that somebody at Netscape is actively working to make it happen, so that AOL/Gecko is a corporate goal rather than a scheduled release.

Stuart.