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.

#18 Re: Great News.

by bamm <>

Tuesday August 13th, 2002 9:46 PM

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"like being vulnerable to all of the unpatched IE security"

Exactly. It seems to me that Mozilla's security is not enough to get them to switch. Insecurity = loss of profits. So the gain from supporting MS apparently is large enough to offset that.

There is no good reason for AOL to continue using IE, but they still are. That sucks. I suspect the free advertisement of being associated with Microsoft is what they are after.

Think of the masses: "Oh, they're a Microsoft partner. They must be really good. I'll give it a try."