I work for AOL in the Mac depatment and the answer to everyoneis question is....Yes! AOL will be releasing a new version of AOL for Mac 8/9 & MacOS X. We have been working on the next release of AOL/OS X for about 3 months and we are about a month away from having a PREVIEW release. This version is fully carbon compliant and, although not fully tested under MacOS 8/9, should work with MacOS 8,9 & X.
We, of course, have no way of verifying whether Scott is indeed an AOL employee or not. However, this information does fall in line with earlier reports regarding AOL 6.0, and its future on the Mac.
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