MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bigbop@mac.com, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. bigbop@mac.com macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried running MSN Messnger via VPC or Bootcamp? Have you been able to use use video conference? What is the performance like?
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Virtual PC is slow, most definatley.

    BootCamp would deliver results to compete with PCs - if not faster.

    Remember, BootCamp is NOT virtualisation - its the OS running nativley.
     
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    And yes, Video conferencing would work on BC. Not sure if the built-in iSights work yet, under Windows, though.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Boot Camp's latest incarnation has iSight drivers.
     
  5. Arip macrumors regular

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    that wright, and it works PERFECT!
     
  6. bigbop@mac.com thread starter macrumors member

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    Ummm.... Seems that Bootcamp is the best option. Unfortunately I only have a Power Mac so can't get Bootcamp. Does anyone know about Parallels and running windows applications like Messenger/
     
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  8. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Mind if I ask why you want to run MSN on windows? We do have msn access via a few applications, and a few of them even allow video chat. Believe its called aMSN??
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    yep aMSN, you can also look at [guide]Audio and video chatting Mac to PC[/guide] for more information about different video/audio applications.
     

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