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.

#32 But the latest Compuserve is using Gecko

by GAThrawn

Thursday August 15th, 2002 3:45 AM

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The latest version of the Compuserve client software for windows (Compuserve is also owned by AOL) is using Gecko as it's browser rendering component.

So far AOL for Windows has only used Gecko in a beta product, but even that shows that they are seriously considering it, and have modified the AOL software enough that it should be fairly easy to simply drop Gecko in instead of IE when the time does come.