AOL to Test CD Install of Software Suite
America Online Inc. is preparing to distribute its new package of applications on CD as part of a beta test. (BetaNews)While America Online Inc. wont go as far as to say AOL Suite will replace the aging AOL 9.0 client, the company is preparing to distribute its new package of applications on CD as part of a beta test called "Topeka." AOL Suite will be the first software from the company to ship on CD aside from its namesake client. Integrating AOL Explorer, Mail and AIM Triton, AOL Suite will serve as the companys next-generation interface for subscribers.
The idea was to build software that is more in tune with current consumer behaviorfrom broadband to multi-taskingwhile moving away from an all-in-one client experience.