LAN Instant Message

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  1. krhodus macrumors member

    krhodus

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    I am looking for an instant message program that runs on a local network and can be run in OS X AND OS 9. This is going to be used with our Tech Crew ( 5 iBooks and a Wallstreet) on a closed airport network (no internet connection in the theater). Are there any free programs that can run this? I have tried QuickPopup and really like it but it is shareware and with the price of equipment, our budget is 0.
    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    You can run rendezvous in iChat..but that only works in os X. Sorry, I don't know of any that will work in both.

    You might want to look at Adium and see if that supports local network chat. (http://www.adiumx.com/)
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You might try JBuddy. I'm not sure whether it supports Java 1.1.8 but it might and they have their own protocol for use over LANs as well as a development kit.
     
  4. krhodus thread starter macrumors member

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    Adium connects to the AOL server. Is there anyway to run an AIM server off a powerbook?

    Kevin
     
  5. bidge macrumors 6502

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    use quick conference, it runs on Windows as well...
     
  6. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

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    Use Jabber. Just setup one machine as a local jabber server. Then the rest of the clients can connect to it.

    http://jabber.org
     
  7. krhodus thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a GUI version of the server software for Jabber?

    Kevin
     
  8. krhodus thread starter macrumors member

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    quick conference appears to be around $150, is that right?
     
  9. bidge macrumors 6502

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    Not sure, I have seen it used, and know that it works very well in office environments
     

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