iChat Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Freis968, May 31, 2009.

  1. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    I have only one person in my Buddy List on iChat, I am not much of a chatter anymore, and he has a .mac account. I entered him in with his name@mac.com and he shows up just fine. I have my .mac set as my iChat prefs and I deleted anything that I can find on my Mac that says AOL or AIM on it.

    So, why is it saying AIM Buddy List at the top of my iChat window?
     

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Because AIM is the iChat protocol.

    Chax allows you to have just a "Contacts" window, consolidating everything if it bothers you that much.
     
  3. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    So, when everyone fires up their iChat it says AIM buddy list at the top of it?

    Curious, because according to Wikipedia, it says that iChat is a proprietary program. So, does that mean that Apple created iChat but that is runs with the AIM chat engine?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes.

    It means that iChat is a means of accessing the AIM chat protocol. iChat was created by Apple.
     

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