AOL Testing Gecko in its Mac OS X Client

Thursday May 16th, 2002

CNET is reporting that the latest AOL beta for Mac OS X uses an integrated browser powered by Gecko rather than Internet Explorer. The article quotes a note to beta testers that states, "If you are surfing the Web, pages will look better, and you can view all the latest eye-pleasing special effects, graphics and styles that Web developers put into their sites."

America Online has been beta-testing Gecko in its AOL 7.0 client for Windows since March. The latest CompuServe 7.0 software already includes a Gecko-powered browser. also has a page about the OS X beta. AOL members can download it with the keyword MacBeta.

#14 Re: If AOL wants to hurt MSFT...

by Benman

Friday May 17th, 2002 4:13 AM

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They might want ot hurt M$ because not that long ago M$ and AOL had a somewhat unnoficial agrement that the try AOL icon would be bundled with windows. Not to long ago M$ broke that agreement. Thus AOL moght want to hurt M$. I may be incorrect, as i can't remember where i read this.