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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jordnbeats, Feb 9, 2012.
Aside from iChat.
Adium vs Msn? Which one?
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Adium but msn servers are really pants these days
How do you mean?
I would say it is a matter of choice and need. I just made the switch recently from MSN to Adium. Adium has some nicer features for chat than MSN and supports other services better (I made the switch as I have a few contacts that use Yahoo and MSN shows them offline 90% of the time, when they are actually there and idle so Adium works better in that sense). MSN still seems to function better when dealing with solely MSN contacts though and is a lot less customizable (and I never use it, but has the voice and cam connect which I believe Adium doesn't fully support yet).
microsoft doesn't like to share it's protocols/servers with third parties (hence xbox live)
so when you'll use adium, you'll lag ... and when you send files, it'll be 100 times slower. sometimes you'll chat and it just won't send.
in terms of IM (instant messege) the best choices for mac/windows in 2012 are skype and facebook
in canada where MSN was #1 IM, no one touches it anymore... everyone moved to skype/facebook
ichat is useless, it only works with yahoo/google/macs which no one cares about
skype or facebook.