thinking of getting a mac but...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mancubuss, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. mancubuss macrumors newbie

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    AIM away messages are very important to me...is there any way to transfer them from my pc to a mac?
     
  2. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    iChat is just Apple's re-lable of AIM anyway.

    Away messages work the same, but you also get Video Chat and encryption.
     
  3. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    What? Please tell me you are kidding?

    Don't get a Mac if the deal breaker is away messages. Please save us all.
     
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  6. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    lol...this is the funniest question I've read.

    maybe the op is just joking around?

    if so, good one! :D
     
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    It's not that strange of a question.

    My daughter wanted to install AIM on my G5, just because she was used to using
    AIM on her P/C

    I showed her how to configure iChat and now she loves it.
    She would like a better selection on smilies though.

    She's actually more upset that my firewall settings limit what she can do
    on MySpace.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just copy them over manually. I bet your away messages are old anyways, time for something new. you could also try to send yourself the AIM preferences file.
     
  9. mancubuss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, i'm really half joking lol

    i AM getting a mac, and a friend of mine who has converted me offered to manually convert all of my hundreds of away messages over if i buy one

    when i got the pc im on now i was able to switch them over by copying the windows registry file to a disc...but apparently on macs the away messages arent stored in the registry so it would be hard(impossible) to switch them over, i just thought maybe clever someone here would know a way
     

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