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#1 yanike

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

AOL Desktop 9.7 - Web Client is now using Google Chrome. So long Trident, Webkit is taking over. AOL users will now see a better web and web developers can now rest more peacefully now.

 

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#2 Vegetto

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:42 AM

(Y) for WeBKit but what is AOL Desktop, a browser? It looks ugly in the screenshot.



#3 yanike

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

@Vegetto,
AOL Desktop is the traditional all-in-one web client from AOL with IM, Email, Web, and more built-in. Since the beginning of AOL (America Online), they have used Internet Explorer (Trident Engine) to power their web experience. With the change of the web and IE falling behind Chrome, AOL has clearly decided to switch to Chrome (WebKit).

This means a way better standard experience for AOL users and catching them up with the latest technologies. A plus for web developers that hated supporting AOL users being so behind times because of the old IE engine they were using.

Also, their client has been updated with new icons and better features. More work needs to be done, but AOL is definitely on the right track finally.

#4 Vegetto

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

@yanike

Thanks for the explanation. I really had no idea about AOL services still alive.



#5 Frylock86

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

1995 called... It wants its garbage back.

#6 Ultimate John

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

Do people really use it?

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