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.

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by bamm <>

Tuesday August 13th, 2002 9:55 PM

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I was one of the millions who rejoiced prematurely when AOL released the Gecko-powered 7.0 beta. I used it as a reason to convince fellow web developers to start using standards-compliant code, since there will soon be 35 million people who cannot see IE proprietary crap.

I had to hide my face in shame when AOL 8.0 beta came out that was based on - yes, Internet Explorer.