AOL 9.0 Beta Released

America Online last week made its AOL 9.0 client available to beta testers.

America Online last week made its AOL 9.0 client available to beta testers.

The software, code-named Blue Hawaii, is a marked departure from the last release, AOL 8.0, in offering a skinnable, or changeable, user interface code-named Prescott. With it, AOL members will have many more opportunities to customize the navigation and design of the AOL client.

AOL 9.0 also introduces a feature called QuickViews, which allows members to obtain information by rolling their mouse over a feature.