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.

#30 Nice try

by grahams

Monday March 11th, 2002 6:29 PM

You are replying to this message

\\\"I\\\'m a lot less predictable than the mozilla cheerleaders, imo.\\\"

Nice trolling.... Perhaps your point would be better received if it wasn\\\'t going around in circles.

Gecko has been useful for some time, and if you wanted a browser based on Gecko, try one of the browser-only products like K-Meleon or Galeon.

\\\"And the only useful portion of the development (assuming the AOL news is accurate) is gecko.\\\"

How does AOL using Gecko mean that the rest of the application is worthless? You could at least fully develop your argument before bothering to write. AOL isn\\\'t shipping all of Mozilla with AOL 8.0 because they need an idiot-proof browser, not a fully-featured one. AOL couldn\\\'t have switched to Gecko much sooner because of their legal obligation to Microsoft (see the DOJ filings).