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.

#30 Re: Re: Great News.

by AlexBishop <>

Wednesday August 14th, 2002 11:42 AM

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"What were Microsoft's demands?"

The talks were secret but apparently the demands included replacing RealPlayer with Windows Media Player and an agreement that Microsoft and AOL Time Warner wouldn't sue each other (which would have prevented Netscape filing a suit against Microsoft earlier this year).

This CNET article <> from June 2001 explains more.