downloading aim

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by norcalstadium, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. norcalstadium macrumors member

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    im trying to download aol instant messenger from http://www.aim.com/get_aim/mac/latest_macosx.adp , and after i press "install now," an aim.bin file appears on my desktop. i get the attached error message when i click on aim.bin.

    what do i do to install aim??!
     

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  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Is there a particular reason why you aren't using iChat? You just use your same AIM screen name. :)

    Or alternatively, you could download Adium for free. It's a great app and it allows you to chat w/ all sorts of network thingies (google talk, AIM, MSN, etc.).
     
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  4. jng macrumors 65816

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    YOu just need StuffIt to open up bin files. I wouldn't download that AIM anyway, hasn't been updated since 2004.
     
  5. brandon6684 Guest

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  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I'll ad my voice to the stay away from that AIM, for the following reasons:

    1. It hasn't been updated in like 3 years.
    2. It is PowerPC only.
    3. It wasn't even that great when it was new.
    4. iChat is way way better. iChat does AIM accounts, and it is my preferred client.
    5. Adium is a great option also.
    Also, be wary of anything that comes as a .sit or .bin file. Those are usually associated with older Macs and probably contain PowePC-only software which has to run in emulation, slowing down an entire Intel Mac system in the process.
     
  7. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Adium gets my vote... I was never a fan of iChat though, so until about last year, I still used the gross old AIM from 2004.
     
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