M$ IM and VPC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Stevp1, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Stevp1 macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2003
    Is it possible to run M$ instant messenger within VPC? All of my contacts are on MS and I don't want to try to change everyone over. I just got a new PB and am trying to research as much as possible before I start configuring. I don't believe they make it for OSX.

    What about 3rd party clients? Any that work with MSIM?

  2. joker2 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2003
    DC area
    they do make a (stunted) version of their instant messaging software for OS X... latest version is 3.5 I think. I've been able to run other internet programs from VPC, so I don't see why your proposed action wouldn't work as well.
  3. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2003
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Yeah shadow95 is correct, there is an MSN Messenger 3.5.1 for Mac (with an MSN 6 for Mac rumored to be in development for next year). If you need the advanced features of MSN 6 for Windows, it does indeed run in VPC.
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    MSNIM for OSX 3.5 works just fine - it even replicates the contacts lists like it should. You should be fine running it native.
  5. poisonmonkey macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003
    Markham, Ontario, Canada
    Clients like Fire and Adium work you can get them off at Versiontracker.com

    But you don't have to move your contacts, everything is stored on a M$ server, all you have to do is sign in!
  6. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    fire is a great app. use it myself and love it.
  7. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2003
    Victoria, Australia
    Yes, MSN Messenger works fine in VPC

    I use MSN Messenger all the time when I'm running VPC (at work).

    MSN Messenger for OSX like most OSX apps, looks better (tho lacks some cute features). It also works quite well but (like a lot of OSX apps - grrrrrr) has problems behind our work's firewall (it disconnects every few minutes). Which is the only reason I run MSNM in VPC.

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