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.

#24 My guess

by SubtleRebel <>

Friday May 17th, 2002 12:26 PM

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I also quesion the validity of your assurance.

Anyway though, I have been kind of expecting an anoouncement like this since Pinkerton and other of Netscape's Mac engineers have been very actively involved in the Mac embedding client build for the past several weeks. I have not really looked at what all is in that build package, but you can download it from nightlies latest 1.0 directory. I expect that will give a good indication about how much of Mozilla is being included in the new Mac AOL client.