Girlfriend wants MSN

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vino tinto, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. vino tinto macrumors newbie

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    I personally won't need it but my girlfiren uses microsoft messenger - any way of using it on my mac / compatible applications? i thought not?..
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you want audio or videoconferencing, no.

    Otherwise, there are many options:

    Official MSN Messenger - does things like nudges, winks, custom emos, but no webcam support.

    aMSN - does essentially everything except audio and videoconferencing (it does do no-sound webcam)

    Mercury - similar featureset to aMSN

    AdiumX - no audio, webcam, videoconferencing, but 1.0 does do custom emoticons. It's a multi-client app like Trillian on Windows, so you can be connected to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and Google, for instance, all at the same time.

    Proteus, Fire -- two more with similar feature sets to Adium

    iChat -- can also get very basic text MSN through a Jabber gateway.

    Of all those options, the most popular one here is Adium. If you're text only, it's a wonderful solution, and it's the one I use regularly. I did have aMSN and Mercury as backups when I had an iSight, and I do have MSN Messenger though, because it comes as part of Office.
     
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