Macbook and MSN

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reem, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Reem macrumors member

    Reem

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    #1
    Hi all, :p

    I am so excited today as I just bought my Macbook 2Ghz white color. I have been waiitng forever for it to arrive here in my country the United Arab Emirates. :D

    Well, I am a bit new to the Mac world so I wanted to get your advice on the best way to download the MSN messanger to my MAC. Because I have tried downloading and the exe file will not open! So is there a special thing for MAC ?:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

    Waiting to get help from you professionals :D
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome to MR and congrats on your Mac. :)

    Are you running MacOS X (Tiger) on this Mac or Windows? .exe files are Windows programs.

    To find out about Mac versions of MS software, visit Mactopia. You can get MSN Messenger there.

    For some MS programs availble there, you may need Stuffit Expander.

    Please be aware that the Mac version of MSN Messenger does NOT support webcam. The current alternatives are discussed in other threads here, including Mercury Messenger, aMSN, using Skype, and using iChatAV and AIM.

    If you do only text-based IM, you may wish to consider Adium or Proteus.
     
  3. Adamo macrumors 6502

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    Since you have a MacBook, you can install Windows XP and get proper MSN Messenger that way!
     
  4. Reem thread starter macrumors member

    Reem

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    ThANKS Guyzzz :)

    Thanks Guyz for your help.. ! :D

    This is truly the best website for MAC users.. u guys respond quickly and dont hesitate to offer help! I just downloaded the MSN and I started to get connected with my friends :)

    By the way I am falling in love with my MACBOOK ! It is soo coool, I started using the i photo and i cal, its sooOo Awesome :eek: :D :) ;)

    See ya,
     
  5. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

    vouder17

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    I would really recommend using adium its a far superior piece of software compared to msn.
    Congrats on ur new computer, and welcome to the community.
     
  6. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    seconded ;)
     

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