Is there an Adium equivalent on Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SamIchi, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I hate how AIM doesn't have tabs and is damn ugly. and the stupid ad on top. Is there a program like Adium on Windows?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Gaim
     
  3. skibob1027 macrumors member

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    Use Trillian - it's a great Windows app. Supports AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google, and ICQ, I believe.

    www.ceruleanstudios.com/
     
  4. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What's the difference between GAIM and Trillian? Which one is more popular? Advantages? Thanks guys.
     
  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    After trying just about every chat client available for Windows, I settled on Trillian. It was the least annoying.
     
  6. illumiladdie macrumors newbie

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  7. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Gaim is now called Pidgin. Trillian is a bloated piece of software in my opinion. Adium actually uses the backend coding from Pidgin (gaim).
     
  8. arranmc182 macrumors member

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    Pidgin because thats adiums core and i have found Miranda IM to do a good job seem to all ways work even when pidgin carnt i use it when pidgin will not log me in
     
  9. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    The latest AIM has tabs, and there exists an ad hack for it. Personally I use Pidgin though, because I'm often using multiple chat protocols and different accounts at once.
     
  10. palmerized macrumors regular

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    I agree -- try Pidgin. It uses the same engine for it's IM services. It's also open-source and is cross-platform. There are also a ton of add-ons and plug-ins for it. www.pidgin.im

    As for Trillian, ya -- super bloated. Version 3.x is OK, but their new version, Astra is SUPER BLOATED. I was (am) a beta tester for it and stopped using it. Pure garbage. I don't need my IM app to do a million things. It was too much. This is why I like Adium or Pidgin -- very simple, fast and a nice clean interface.

    My two cents.
     
  11. freebird2003 macrumors member

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    another +1 to pidgin.

    lightwight and does the job. no nonsense.

    pidgin rocks
     
  12. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Trillian if you want to have an app on the PC, and meebo.com if you want to do it web based (which I prefer), or if you are at work and cannot download and install IM apps :)
     
  13. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Ugh, work has meebo blocked :(
     
  14. clevin macrumors G3

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    Pidgin
    Trillion
    Miranda

    noted, Adium is using Pidgin's library. Pidgin is formerly know as GAIM under Linux.
     
  15. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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  16. Old School Punk macrumors newbie

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    Miranda is a great app, must install thing, even much better, that Adium.
     
  17. wallaby macrumors 6502

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    Trillian is a good no-brainer IM program with Tabs and support for multiple IM clients. I've used Pidgin lately but I don't like it much; it might use less system resources but the interface and accessibility are worth it to me.
     

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