Need help please

Discussion in 'iMac' started by latchy078, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. latchy078 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hello everyone i have just bought a new imac,and i wanted to know if i could talk to my family, they have windows messenger on there windows vista, and i will have ichat and other ones mac do. Any help would be great thanks.
  2. wawanarchist macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    Easiest solution would be to use
    Second best solution would be to download Adium
    Best solution would be to use a phone and call your family!
  3. PrinceOfEgypt macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2008
  4. Biolizard macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    London, United Kingdom
    Welcome to the exclusive club!!!!

    You have two options IMO. Microsoft do produce their own client (Messenger for mac), but it is limited in functionality (no webcam support for example), but for basic talking to people it works. This would be a good transition from the Windows Live client you've probably been used to.

    Adium ( is a nice little open source client built specially for the Mac that uses the MSN protocol (amongst others). Still no webcam support.

    aMSN, another open source client, has a horrible interface (at least it did anyway) as it's cross platform but offers webcam support (so function over form really).

    Sorry for the burden of choice!
  5. p0mme macrumors newbie


    Jan 14, 2009
  6. latchy078 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    MAC 20 inch 2.6

    Hello thank you for the quick replys, i'll go for the msn mac version then the best option really.

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