Adium equvalent for windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by roisin and mac, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. roisin and mac macrumors 6502

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    hi everyone, okay, so I just downloaded Adium for my macbook after the knowledgeable advice from these fine people :)

    I set it up with my contacts immediately, and so I soon got some people chatting with me as I had been away for a couple weeks after getting rid of my previous IM app (Microsoft Messenger for Mac, bleargh). Even with this little bit of use, I am already so impressed with this that I want to find something to recommend to a couple of Windows users I would like to be able to chat with but who don't really use IM as they don't like the proprietary apps. I know that I can't recommend the actual adium because they don't make a windows version, but I was hoping y'all could recommend something along those lines.

    I guess this isn't technically about windows on a mac, it's just windows, but really I don't have another forum I can trust for my computing, so I thought this might be okay :) If not, sorry!!
     
  2. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    Digsby is also a very nice alternative and is what I use on my work (Windows) machine.
     
  3. Paul B macrumors 6502

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    I use Pidgin and love it. I've tried Trillian, it's okay too.
     
  4. dankybear macrumors regular

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    i read somewhere that pidgin and adium use the same framework
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    yeah they both use libpurple
     
  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Trillian, hands down. It's well-established and has a load of themes available for download :)

    I tried Pidgin once, and was sorely disappointed by constant crashing and freezing. Perhaps because it was still in early beta at the time :confused:
     
  7. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    Pidgin has worked just fine for me. I used to use Trillian, but I stopped when it got as bloated and annoying as the Yahoo IM client. Pidgin is just right.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The latest Trillian does seem a bit on the excessive side, innit? I do like some things that Trillian has, though -- the feature that looks up words in Wikipedia and provides a bubble-over, which I think they've had for years, is pretty great.

    Pidgin is great -- I don't know about the crashing an above poster mentioned... it's been pretty stable in Windows at least for the past few years.
     

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