Full Article Attached AOL with Gecko Beta Released

Thursday March 14th, 2002, 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.

#18 What will be different for the end user?

by PaulB <>

Monday March 18th, 2002 11:33 AM

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Since I have never used AOL I am not sure if this is the right question. Now AOL uses its own proprietary software which has in the past embeded the rendering engine used with Internet Explorer. With the switch to the use of Gecko instead of IEs rendering engine, will most end users, especially the less technically inclinded user, notice anything different? Since the only change in the AOL software package will be the rendering engine, what really will be different for the end user. Will the average end user even notice if AOL changes its rendering engine?