MSN or Adium ?

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MSN or Adium

  1. MSN

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  2. Adium

    27 vote(s)
    93.1%
  1. Mac. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've only got an MSN account, i don't own an AIM one, or any other...

    Which application do you guy's recommend?
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I only have an MSN account, but I'll always vouch for Adium. Mainly because it works 99.9% of the time, unlike the OS X MSN Client, which works...oh...40% of the time. Maybe.
     
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  5. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    Given the fact that neither of them handles video (or audio), I don't see any special advantage to using MS's client -- maybe if it supports off-line messages.
     
  6. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Definitely.
    Me personally I can't stand MSN anymore.
     
  7. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    I used to love MSN messenger when I used Windows (and still do when I use it). The OS X version, though, is a huge disappointment. Microsoft has this thing where they only like to update the program, oh, every year and a half or so. MSN doesn't have any video/audio capabilities like the Windows version, either. Given, Adium doesn't have them either, but Adium is a lot more stable. Adium also has the advantage of a single-window interface for your IMs, separated by tabs rather than separate Windows (a huge space saver). Also, if you do ever get another type of account, or even a second MSN account, the ability to have all your accounts integrated, and use them all at once is a huge plus.
     
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  9. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Adium all the way dude!!

    There is nothing better than that!!:D
     
  10. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    The only thing missing from adium is a lack of video support, which MSN does. If you just IM and nothing else, Adium is the most customizable and elegant instant messaging solution I have seen.
     
  11. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Totally right!!
     
  12. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    I also use Adium a lot, mainly because I have several IM accounts. Adium gives me the ability to open one IM app and not multiple such as AIM, Ymsgr, Gtalk, MSN, etc., etc. But when in XP I still dont use MSN or any main messenger app, I use Digsby.





    :apple:
     
  13. applecupcakes macrumors member

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    I really love Adium! It's super smooth/clean, really customizable, and I've yet to have any problems with it.
     
  14. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    I use adium! Plus where else could you get a Link from Zelda as your Dock Icon. :D

    The only thing adium is missing is a Video Chat feature. Other then that it way better then MSN or AIM because it does both and more.
     
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