Gecko is is the name of the layout engine developed by the Mozilla Foundation. It was originally named NGLayout.
Gecko is used in many applications, including a few browsers, such as Firefox, Mozilla Suite, Camino etc. (For the more complete list, please refer to Wikipedia's article on Gecko.) Products using the same version of Gecko have identical support for standards.
Versions of Gecko
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- Gecko 1.8 - Firefox 1.5, Thunderbird 1.5, SeaMonkey 1.0
- Gecko 1.7 - Firefox/Thunderbird/Nvu 1.0, Mozilla Suite 1.7
- older versions of Gecko match the Mozilla Suite versions