iChat, Adium, & Messenger

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Howard Brazee, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

    Howard Brazee

    Oct 24, 2006
    Lafayette CO
    My wife recently got our first iMac. Since she already had people who shared Windows Messenger with her, she installed it only to discover that it doesn't have the capability that the Windows version has (for instance, it won't use her camera).

    Are the various chat products all mutually exclusive? If someone is using one product, can they contact and share games etc with people using other products?

    Can she switch to one of the other chat programs and regain her old Messenger functionality with her contacts (or more)?
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    There isn't any Windows messenger on Mac with as good capabilities. You could have a look at mercury messenger or aMsn. I personally use Adium, just because I don't need all the "extra" features.

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