iChat question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Galileo, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Galileo macrumors newbie

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    Should be receiving my iMac next Friday and I'm wondering what instant messenger service I need to subscribe to in order to have video chat (using iChat) with a person using a windows machine ?

    In David Pogue's book - Mac OS X Snow Leopard, missing manual - he states that only AOL instant messenger users can have video chats with Windows computers. But Google talk apparently now has a plug in for Mac. Does anyone have any experience with Google talk or is there a particular service that stands out for Mac users ?

    Thanks
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    I just use my AIM account that I've had for 10 years.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't like iChat and avoid it entirely. For video chatting Skype works very well.
     
  4. Galileo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. YosemiteSam85 macrumors newbie

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    I'd just go with Skype too. iChat is useless in my experience.
     

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