September 3, 2002
AOL for OS X = Gecko!
AOL for OS X (10.1 and above) is the first release of an AOL product that incorporates Gecko, the Mozilla project's browser rendering engine acclaimed for its un-matched standards support. The OS X version of AOL previously used IE 5.1.x, itself no slouch when it comes to standards support, however non-OS X Mac versions of AOL use the ancient and unloved IE 4.01 engine.
Released on August 12, the browser component is based on Mozilla version 1.01, supports auto-detection of bandwidth in order to deliver broadband content to broadband users, and supports the scripting control of the following plug-ins: Apple QuickTime 6, Macromedia Flash 6 r47, RealPlayer 8 and RealOne.
You can download the latest version here or via AOL using keyword:upgrade.
For enquiring minds, the user agent string is:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020730 AOL/7.0