CompuServe Gains New Life
CompuServe 7.0, released last month, might be the first salvo in a renewed browser war.For many of us, CompuServe will always hold a special place as a haven for excellent technical information in the late 80s and early 90s and as the first way we surfed the Web from home. However, the service faded in the late 90s and was acquired by AOL in 1998. Since then, it has become a subsidiary service of AOL.
But CompuServe 7.0, released last month, might be the first salvo in a renewed browser war. With Version 7.0, the CompuServe client no longer uses Internet Explorer but is now based on the Gecko browser enginethe one behind the Netscape and Mozilla Web browsers.