AOL with Gecko Beta Released
Thursday March 14th, 2002
News.com, along with some readers in our forums, are reporting that AOL has released a beta version of their software with Gecko enabled rather than IE. Click the Full Article link to see the email sent out to testers by AOL, as posted in our forums.
#1 It works real well!
Thursday March 14th, 2002 4:43 PM
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They want beta testers to try using a series of java sites (links provided by AOL). They all worked flawlessly for me (Java 1.3.02). I haven't had any crashes and speedwise feels the same as standard AOL 7 with IE. It uses Gecko .94.2 (a bit obsolete now, but we all know that gecko.94 was very stable). It shows same MSNBC site rendering problem as in Mozilla. Not surprising, being an MS affiliated site. AOL use of gecko will make evangelism more effective. No serious company can ignore 34 million users (mostly consumers). ;-)