AOL Instant Messenger Crashes!!

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    I have a new 800MHz iMac with SuperDrive, 512MB RAM: I've been using AOL Instant Messenger for the past two weeks without too much trouble, but now it locks up immediately after signing in, as my buddy list pops up and my stocks just start to scroll. I don't believe I installed any other software just prior to this problem appearing. I have uninstalled AIM and reinstalled it, but to no avail. Does anyone else have this problem or know what the problem could be? This seriously sucks. Also, is there some other program by which I could IM AIM, Yahoo!, MSN users, etc.? Thanks for the help.
     
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    kishba

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    i'm in love with adium right now

    it's the omniweb of instant messaging

    i'm going to love the day when the adobe and macromedia apps takes advantage of font antialiasing and all the other cocoa goodies
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks, Fire looks to be pretty cool, though I do wish I could transfer files. It even seems to be more customizable the AIM, so that is a definite plus. Thanks again!



    Tom
     
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    Speaking of which, has anyone seen a version of the Banner Remover that works with the newest version of AIM for X?
     
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    YES!

    Adium is the apple of instant messaging. nothing else is even in the same category. truly the best application i have ever used.

    but ill stop ranting and raving and just give you the link
     
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    Sweet! I'd better have a look at it then...
     
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    Adium...

    ADium is the bomb!
     
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    Gotta like Fire...

    Gotta like Fire for it's OS X - native, multi-messaging system goodness.
     
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    Adium

    Wow. I had never heard about Adium until this thread... Wow. That's all I can say.
     
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    AOL Instant Messenger Crashes!!!!

    I have exactly the same problem as daytona63. The program opens fine and will even sign me on but a few seconds after log-on, it maxes my CPU and doesnt respond. i am then left to force quit.
    the problem started pretty much out of the blue. i had been using AIM earlier that day and then it just happened one time when i loged on. i have also re-installed it which didn't help.
    adium works great and everything but i'm on a network so i really want something that has file transfers. so again, if anyone has had this problem or knows what can be done to fix it, that would be great.
     
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    Adium is great. I especially like the fact that you can have all your IM's in one window on different panes. It keeps converations with 10 people at once from cluttering up your work area. The sounds are also fun, they drive my roommates nuts. I hope it get's updated soon though, I can't read people's profiles or transfer files :(, oh well, I don't do it that often anyway.

    Anyway, USE ADIUM.


    AOL really can go @#$ themselves. Correct me if I'm mistaken, but isn't AOL in version 7.0 for windows and 5.0 still for Mac? You've gotta be kidding me.
     
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    TEG

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    What ever it is has attacked my AIM too. Just as the "AAPL" in the stock ticker appears, Boom, No more AIM. It was so bad once that I had to Restart to recover.

    TEG
     
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    TEG

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    I've Downloaded Both Adium and Fire and neither of them had the one feature I require, socks/firewire settings. Is there a program similar to socks cap for OSX or and combo messenger out there with socks support?

    Thanx,

    TEG
     

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