America Online plans on bringing its services to Mac OS X. And AOL beta testers recently received the following e-mail message:
“In anticipation of our upcoming Beta test of AOL for Mac OS X, we have a new Mac OS X survey posted in the Beta area. This short survey will help us determine an approximate level of interest and participation we can expect during the AOL for Mac OS X Beta test.”
America Online is definitely planning a Mac OS X version of its software, an AOL spokesperson told MacCentral earlier this year.
“A version of the AOL software that is compatible with Mac OS X is currently in development and is expected to be available later this year,” said Kristie Cunningham of America Online’s communications group.
However, no specific date has been announced for the X version. Meanwhile, some Mac users would like to see version 6.0 of AOL come to their favorite computing platform. It’s slated to arrive this spring, according to AOL spokeswoman Anne Bentley.
If everything stays on schedule, customers would see a finalized version by early June 2001. Bentley said that many of the features released in version 6.0 for Windows will be part of the Mac equivalent, but wouldn’t elaborate. Historically, the Mac version when released, has added a number features exclusive to the Windows version along with new Mac-only enhancements to leverage the differences in the operating systems.
And before you ask, nope, we don’t know how to get on the OS X beta testing list.