AOL Testing Gecko in its Mac OS X Client

Thursday May 16th, 2002

CNET is reporting that the latest AOL beta for Mac OS X uses an integrated browser powered by Gecko rather than Internet Explorer. The article quotes a note to beta testers that states, "If you are surfing the Web, pages will look better, and you can view all the latest eye-pleasing special effects, graphics and styles that Web developers put into their sites."

America Online has been beta-testing Gecko in its AOL 7.0 client for Windows since March. The latest CompuServe 7.0 software already includes a Gecko-powered browser. also has a page about the OS X beta. AOL members can download it with the keyword MacBeta.

#17 Re: Gecko in AOL7 ???

by AlexBishop <>

Friday May 17th, 2002 6:23 AM

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The current AOL 7.0 software uses IE. However, AOL are also testing a version of 7.0 that uses Gecko instead. The only people using Gecko in AOL 7.0 are those that have signed up for the beta programme.