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.

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by Waldo

Thursday May 16th, 2002 7:05 PM

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I like the OpenOffice suggestion, but would they want to support it?

They just just zip it, put a nice "we don't support this" disclaimer, and then let word get round that there's a free version of "office" with every AOL disk...

This would be truly a declaration of war :)