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CNET News.com: New CompuServe may ship without IE

Oct 18, 2001, 21:21 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Hu)

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"AOL Time Warner on Thursday confirmed Gecko sightings in test versions of CompuServe 7, a sign that the technology could replace Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the online service's default Web browser.

The tests will allow the media giant to determine whether the upcoming CompuServe version will come packaged with browser technology from the company's own Netscape Communications unit. CompuServe, like the America Online flagship service, uses Microsoft's Internet Explorer as its default browser.

'It's currently being tested as the default browser in the new CompuServe beta,' said Cindy Harvey, an AOL spokeswoman, referring to Gecko. There have been 'no decisions as to what will be in the final CompuServe client or when that will be.'"

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