So who DOESN'T hate Microsoft Messenger?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dopey220, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. dopey220 macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2006
    I like it. I've tried Adium, but MSN is the only IM client I used before I switched from Windows, so I didn't really feel the need to get used to a new interface. I don't miss any of the features that the OSX version lacks, and I've never experienced the stability issues people talk about.
  2. ironjaw macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2006
    Cold Copenhagen
    Most of my friends are on MSN and that's what I use - Its no iChat and that's fine with me - i like the idea that I have only a handfull of people I know who use Mac and I reserve iChat for them, but for everyday use I use MSN its simple and does not have those commercial and other sh*t that MSN for PC has.
  3. R.R.Mac macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2006
    Guildford, England
    All my freinds use MSN. I use it aswell but i use Aim and iChat for mac friends. Jabber for special people and adrium/fire to manage them.
  4. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Until they add voice and webcam support I hate it. It's batter than that Windows Live Messenger for Windows though.
  5. Pittsax macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I totally agree. It's a decent text chat program, but I'll hate using it until it actually has the same features as Windows (at least voice and video chat...come on!)
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I think it's fine, I have an account and use it reasonably often. The program is simple and easy to use. I don't see anything wrong with it, other than the windows logo on almost every window.
  7. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    if it had audio and video i'd like it more. That and if it'd actually HOLD my 'personal message' for my contacts. I have to redo it every single time.

    The only thing that really really annoys me though would be the windows live logo. I can go back in and delte it but when they updated it they all came back. Ugh.
  8. apattee macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2006
    use amsn and you have webcam support. better program too, and looks the same.
  9. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

    the Western zoo

    May 16, 2006
    Aarhus C, Denmark
    I like messenger for Mac! I think It's great that all the annoying features never made it to Mac, so noone can send me "a wink" or what not - I'm using microsoft software and is free of the typical microsoft "we'll make it as annoying as possible too use your computer" stuff...

    for voice and video I've got skype, I never used the video or voice thing in messenger on PC, because I thought skype was better! I don't even want all my contacts in messenger to be able to do a voice or video conference with me because so many people I don't really know is on it! I think messenger for mac is perfect as it is now!
  10. Foggy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2006
    London, UK
    I stopped using MSN for windows when my messenger window had more adverts and tabs than space for chat text. Nudges and winks were all part of the final straw. At that point I moved to Trillian and since moving to a mac I use adium and cant see me ever moving back to msn.
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    I do not not hate Messenger. :cool:

    Seriously, it's not even a Microsoft thing, it's the simple fact that it isn't a nice piece of software to work with and it is inferior to many other products out there. :cool:
  12. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    I've tried Adium, aMSN, and Mercury messenger. They're all pieces of crap in my opinion.
  13. advocation macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Yeovil, UK
    is there support for built in iSight in anything? I wanna use it on the msn network if possible..
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    If your built-in iSight works with iMovie, I believe that it should work with Mercury Messenger, since the developer has mentioned that he's using the same method to access it.

    I use Mercury Messenger, even when I'm not using iSight, mainly because MSN/Microsoft Messenger for Mac OS X has always had problems such as disconnecting abruptly and not being able to send messages occasionally. It's not the greatest but the developer continues to update it. Version 1.8 was released in August and version 1.9 should be released in a few weeks from now.

    You can also use aMSN but the lack of capability to use Asian languages was a barricade for me.
  15. steelfist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2005
    don't use 6.0 unless you need the features. i still use 5.1.1. no annoying windows icon here
  16. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
  17. aviationwiz macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2005
  18. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    I hate it, because it stopped letting me log on, so now I use mercury messenger and it works fine.
  19. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    i dont understand why some people think ichat is not for aim..
  20. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    I used aMSN on my Powerbook, when I got my iMac I tried the official MSN but eventually moved back to aMSN, there's just so much more to do.

    The main thing I missed was nudges to wake the people upstairs up when I needed them to open their door.

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