AOL Moving to Gecko
Monday March 11th, 2002
Newsforge, and others are reporting that the AOL client will use Gecko, starting with the next major release, 8.0. Along with that, the story talked about AOL's departure from any server platform that isn't linux, and AOL's plans to release a standalone linux client (there aren't any).
This has long been the rumor, and many felt until AOL started using Gecko, it would be hard to get sites to stop using proprietary IE code. This may be the kick in the pants that's needed to help get major sites to allow non-Microsoft browsers access to all of their content.
#1 What major sites?
Monday March 11th, 2002 1:46 PM
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Sites that I consider major are Slashdot, K5, MozillaZine, CNN, Hotmail, and all the pages I use at school/work (UIUC). Really, I do almost all my browsing in Mozilla and only really need to go to IE when there is a Flash I want to see (and only because I haven't taken the time to figure out how to get Flash working under Mozilla).
What major sites out there still don't work?