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.

#39 I've used AOL on Linux for quite some time

by shin

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 7:24 AM

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<> Well all the use I had for AOL was the connection, because other ISPs in my area (a small village in Corsica) were pay-per-the-minute at that time, but I think it's quite useful. Speedier and lighter than a full-fledged AOL client too ;)

Also, about AOL vs broadband, AOL is providing broadband access too in the US, so I think they'll adapt to the situation.