iChat 2 for multiple-protocols?

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  1. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    This isn't an "official" rumor of course...just some speculation..is it possible? maybe even iChat1.x.
     
  2. McFreggle macrumors 6502

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    Re: iChat 2 for multiple-protocols?

    I really don't think so... The icon clearly contains the logo of AOL Messenger, so they made some kind of deal with AOL I guess... I don't think it will support - say - ICQ or MSN...

    It would be soooooooooooooooooo great if Trillian would become available for Mac. Trillian is a cool, all in one, Windows Messenger program... It's rather great.

    k.
     
  3. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Trillian doesn't look too bad...but whats wrong with Proteus? (get it at apple.com/downloads/macosx)...I just got it a few days ago and it rocks!
     
  4. aggemam macrumors member

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    Next to each contact is an AOL icon. Why would they do this if AOL is the only thing supported?

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  5. j763 macrumors 6502a

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    to distinguish between mac.com and AOL accounts...
     
  6. aggemam macrumors member

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    CONFIRMED

    That's a way too boring answer :)

    It could be!
     
  7. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I have a few contacts on AIM and a huge load of MSN, (I know it is M$ but most of my friends use it) For me it would be nice that iChat supported MSN **but** I don't want apple to put M$ code direct into the operating system.

    Ensign
     
  8. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

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    This started early

    Damn, could you guys let the thing at least be released before you start speculating?!?!?!
     
  9. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    People generally tend to go with whatever is on their computers, thats why many people use MSN these days...everyone I knew on iCQ has changed to MSN because people just stick with whats already there...I guess if Apple put iChat on, it'll just advance communication within the AIM/mac.com community but that will never be as large as M$ so maybe Apple should consider adding a few more protocols...perhaps Jabber and ICQ...
     

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