iChat question

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

  1. Galileo macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2009
    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 ?

  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I just use my AIM account that I've had for 10 years.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I don't like iChat and avoid it entirely. For video chatting Skype works very well.
  4. Galileo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2009
  5. YosemiteSam85 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    I'd just go with Skype too. iChat is useless in my experience.

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