MSN Clones...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by acearchie, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Do any of them support video chats?

    Is it possible to set up an msn account in ichat?

    And finnally . . .

    In your opinion which is the best MSN clone?
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    aMSN supports video, but im not sure if it support audio/video at the same time.
    ichat can not communicate with MSN
    there are only that many choice, and no exact clone.
     
  3. dragon2611 macrumors regular

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    mercury has an osx version.

    its about as you can get to msn feature wise
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    You can communicate with MSN users through iChat.

    You have to do it through Jabber.

    Text only, though. No video or audio.
     
  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for all your help! I was suprised that no one mentioned adium, its all my friends on mac talk about! They say its easily the best! Looks like ill have to try out the others!!!!
     
  6. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Adium is easily the best, IMO.

    But unfortunately it doesn't do voice or video. Apparently it's in the works but I wouldn't get your hopes up any time soon.
     
  7. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Well I have decided once again that msn is crap! so i might just give up again!
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    I use adium with the 'Floating dark background' skin, and Mercury for video
     
  9. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I'm an MSN whore, and I use Adium, it's great. Get it set up correctly and it's fantastic. When it comes to video, I use aMSN...

    Really, get used to Adium, it's not perfect, but it's better than MSN for Windows...
     
  10. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    MSN is indeed rubbish and I wish my friends didn't use it :(

    Don't see why apple can't add some support for it in iChat.
     
  11. Peace macrumors P6

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    MSN doesn't have "clones".I believe Yahoo came out with IM before MSN did so MSN would be a Yahoo "clone"
     
  12. calculus Guest

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    The teenager in the house uses this - constantly!
     

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