AOL for Mac OS X Released with Integrated Gecko

Monday August 12th, 2002

Several people wrote in to tell us that AOL has released a new version of its client software for Mac OS X that integrates Gecko rather than Internet Explorer. Other new features include a counter on the Dock that displays the number of new emails and instant messages, a Welcome Screen with one-click access to member services and a redesigned interface. In addition, AOL Search has been improved and the software now detects the member's connection speed and optimises the online experience accordingly. Also new is support for QuickTime and Apple's forthcoming iChat service.

Reuters and ZDNet News have stories about the release. AOL members can download the software by going to Keyword: Upgrade.

#11 Re: Great News.

by flacco

Monday August 12th, 2002 10:54 PM

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>> Supporting Microsoft has tremendous benefits for AOL, and they are not about to abandon profits just for the sake of principle. <<

There may be benefits, but there are also drawbacks: namely, the standard-issue "MS Partner" death-spiral for anyone in a market that MS wants to enter.

Better for AOL to fight now than wimper away later.