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.

#15 AOL Exodus

by ERICmurphy <>

Monday March 11th, 2002 3:06 PM

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I really think that people are going to start leaving AOL in droves soon. The prices are too high, and broadband is catching on, plus it's easy to use (and no dial-up modem). Of course it's good they are going to use Gecko, but what about other Mozilla technologies?