New version of AIM for Mac OS X

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by bousozoku, Aug 20, 2002.

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    Version 4.5.794 is available now. It's got more of an Aqua feel to it. Apparently, the Check for upgrade version won't find it, so you need to go to http://www.aim.com/
     
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    cleo

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    I'm liking the new version, much better UI. Now someone needs to release a no ad patch and it'll be perfect til Saturday when I get iChat with Jaguar :D

    Just say No to 3rd Party TOC Clients!
     
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    i'm suprised that aol is continuing to develop aim for mac... ichat is so much better (and it has no ads). i guess there are definitely a few things missing from ichat though... buddy icon in ichat definitely needs works, you can't even use one thats animated. I guess that has something to do with the fact that its integrated with the address book.
     
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    you all need adium, its way better than ichat
     
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    cant file xfer or use @mac.com with adium.
     
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    Nope :-( only iChat can be used with .Mac
     
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    i don't understand why you want to fuss about a .mac screen name so much...can't you just sign up the same name with aim? and then use it in whatever program you want? why all the complaining?
     
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    actually.. you can use aol's client to log on as .Mac...

    my mac is in for repairs (my pbg4....).. so i cant really test it..

    is it any more responsive? i find this to be the most freakin obnoxious part about aim's client is that it isnt very responsive -- the pc version and iChat are.. though they both have their disadvantages.. ;)
     
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    AOL are trying to steal ichats thunder if you asked me.
     
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    Why would AOL want to take away iChat's spotlight? They are in a very good relationship with Apple right now, much better than their relationship with Microsoft. This is probably a reason why AOL and Apple want to stick together.

    I'm guessing this release was just to fix bugs for people who don't wish to switch to iChat.. Having choices is good.
     
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    Even if they are in a good relationship, wouldn't AOL rather promote their own product? Are Apple paying to use the AIM service?
     
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    AOL is most likely going to take whatever money they can get whether it's from advertisements or Apple. Guess what's not going to be free next?
     
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    ADIUM??!!!

    what a bunch of crap...first of all it was butt ugly...there was no friendly UI there at all

    secondly there were barely any options or settings for it...especially with text colors...i couldn't even find the buddy icon section...is there one?

    and lastly, it's just plain confusing all around...


    i give it an 'F'

    i will just stick with the ads in AIM until i can try iChat when jaguar comes to my front door
     

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