Aim on a macbook?

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  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to run aim on a macbook w/o having to run boot camp or parelle? Just wondering if not I guess I'll use iChat! Can you talk to people who are on aim if your on iChat. Just wondering i'm asking all these questions before I get my black macbook next month!
     
  2. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    Never use AIM. The program is horrible and outdated.
    Use iChat. It's a much, much better program than AIM. You can talk to other AIM users with iChat by using your AIM sn and password.

    I would actually recommend Adium over iChat, but thats my personal preference. :)
     
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  4. RichL macrumors 6502

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    You can mess with Adium's settings and make it looks really attractive for a simple instant message based program. I like the bubble effects on different groups.
     
  5. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    iChat if you need to use the web cam or have an audio chat. Otherwise as mentioned, Adium is a wonderful choice.

    iChat uses your AIM account. Adium allows you to use AIM, yahoo, MSN, etc.
     
  6. letswastetime macrumors regular

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    i recently switched and always used aim on my pc. now i use adium, and i love it
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i tried using adium when i got my macbook, but it didn't last. i think i might have been too used to the ichat feel. i use ichat for aim and gtalk, though it would be nice to have one buddy list for both accounts. :eek:
     
  8. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    Adium FTW!

    Seriously though, this is one of the greatest pieces of freeware available for Mac IMO.

    And you can skin it, or download hundreds of cool add-ons from www.adiumxtras.com

    NickD
     
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    can't video chat. :mad:
     
  10. jkapple010 macrumors newbie

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    adium

    Definitely recommend Adium. I use that as my main IM/Messaging program.

    Good luck.
     
  11. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    so, i guess the consensus is that everyone should use adium..

    I use it btw
     
  12. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for Adium.

    iChat is also good. Both are fine for me and both works. :D
     
  13. wako macrumors 65816

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    Another vote for adium here.....


    off topic sort of, but your name is applefan from just owning a ipod? I guess we all have start somewhere
     
  14. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

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    +1 more for Adium. Sure you can't use video chat with it, but iChat is so ****** that I would reccomend Skype for that
     
  15. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    libpurple is holding them back. If only the Pidgin team would go ahead and add voice/video support instead of simply pushing it off their milestone list...
     
  16. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Since none of these people answered your question

    Yes it is, but its only version 4.7 i think, so its quite outdated, with that said, see above posts
     
  17. Samwise592 macrumors regular

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    I have tired audium and it IS a wonderful program... however until they add Audio and Video chat functionality, i'm staying with iChat.
     
  18. DanB91 macrumors 6502

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    i always use ichat, imo. i really never tried audium, but im not looking to switch anytime soon
     
  19. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. If video chat and Skype functionality is added to Adium it would be almost perfect.
     
  20. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  22. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    nvm I found it! I'll look into it when I get my black macbook next month!
     
  23. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Um. Yeah, post #2? I linked directly to it for you. :confused:
     
  24. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    one thing nice about adium is it has tabbed browsing which the current iChat does not, Leopard does however, and with adium you can log on to all of your screen names at one time, very nice feature which ichat dosent have either, you can register different screen names but can only use one at a time
     

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