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.

#53 Do Linux users need AOL?

by roman

Saturday April 6th, 2002 10:57 PM

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I can't believe that any Linux users would use AOL. AOL is for dummies (in a kind sense), IMO, while Linux users are hackers who'd consider connecting to the Internet via AOL a waste of money. Are there any Linux users here who would use AOL?