Msn Messenger

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  1. jakester529 macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I just bought a macbook and I'm confused on the MSN Messenger installation. when I click on the downloaded new version, it would say, "choose application" or like the "open with" on windows. Well, if I click it, don't know which application to choose. Please help me out . Thanks.

    --Jake
     
  2. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    What version did you download? If you downloaded LIVE MESSENGER...thats windows only (check the download it will be a .exe) you need to download msn messenger for mac (which sucks) you best bet would be to use aMSN or Adium. A quick google should sort you out.

    Edit - Thought I'd just bung the links in for the hell of it

    Adium - http://www.adiumx.com/ - Its what I use. Doesnt have webcam support though if thats required bby you.
    aMSN - http://amsn.sourceforge.net/ - DOES have web cam support, but I personally don't think it's as good as Adium.
     
  3. jakester529 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MSN Messenger

    Hello Simon! I downloaded the messenger for MAC but i wonder why i couldnt open it! Anyway, thanks for the links. I appreciate it.
     
  4. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    hmm thats odd. The only reason I can think it doesnt work is maybe the download got interupted? Just a guess though.

    Anyhoo, I'd recommend trying Adium or aMSN. They have LOADS more features than the MS version.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    There is no MSN Messenger for Mac, nor Windows. It's "Microsoft Messenger for Mac" and "Windows Live Messenger."

    When you download the file it should be a .dmg file that extracts and mounts a disk image on your desktop. Drag the application icon from within this disk image to your Applications folder - you'll see it install, then your can eject the disk image and save the .dmg file somewhere in case you need to reinstall the program.
     
  6. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    thats a fair point but MSN is very much a generic term now. You don't search- you google. You dont vacuum- you hoover lol

    All my mates use "MSN" so I think quite a few people now just take that to mean Microsoft Messenger & Live Messenger. I'm not saying it's right though , mind you.
     
  7. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Here is a link to Microsoft Messenger for Mac 5.1.1 just to make sure you do in fact have the correct version.
     
  8. Moria macrumors regular

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    Use either Adium or aMSN. aMSN is a very good client with webcam support, the only one that supports webcam both ways on a Mac?
     

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