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 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.

#60 Re: Why not email?

by tny

Monday October 22nd, 2001 6:59 AM

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No, the AOL mail client is tied directly to the AOL mail servers. But you don't seem to understand the whole point of AOL: AOL users usually don't have separate non-AOL email accounts, because AOL's job is to simplify everything for those who are intimidated by the Internet.

AOL accounts come with 7 separate identities ("screen names") and thus 7 different email addresses; most AOLites wouldn't see the need for an email account elsewhere (especially as AOL has AOL Anywhere, which lets them access their mail through a web page client).