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.

#17 Re: Flash and Shockwave

by sbutler

Monday March 11th, 2002 3:55 PM

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Thanks for the tips on the Shockwave. But now I don't even know why I want to enable it, since I hate SW most of the time anyhow :)

And I meant to imply that there was nothing wrong with the sites I usually visit. So CNN looks fine. Sorry if that didn't come across.