New version of AIM for Mac OS X


dricci

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Dec 15, 2001
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I'm liking the new version, much better UI. Now someone needs to release a no ad patch and it'll be perfect til Saturday when I get iChat with Jaguar :D

Just say No to 3rd Party TOC Clients!
 

kungfu

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Jan 21, 2002
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i'm suprised that aol is continuing to develop aim for mac... ichat is so much better (and it has no ads). i guess there are definitely a few things missing from ichat though... buddy icon in ichat definitely needs works, you can't even use one thats animated. I guess that has something to do with the fact that its integrated with the address book.
 

mnkeybsness

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Jun 25, 2001
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i don't understand why you want to fuss about a .mac screen name so much...can't you just sign up the same name with aim? and then use it in whatever program you want? why all the complaining?
 

firewire2001

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Apr 2, 2002
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Originally posted by whfsdude


Nope :-( only iChat can be used with .Mac
actually.. you can use aol's client to log on as .Mac...

my mac is in for repairs (my pbg4....).. so i cant really test it..

is it any more responsive? i find this to be the most freakin obnoxious part about aim's client is that it isnt very responsive -- the pc version and iChat are.. though they both have their disadvantages.. ;)
 

dricci

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Dec 15, 2001
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Why would AOL want to take away iChat's spotlight? They are in a very good relationship with Apple right now, much better than their relationship with Microsoft. This is probably a reason why AOL and Apple want to stick together.

I'm guessing this release was just to fix bugs for people who don't wish to switch to iChat.. Having choices is good.
 

4409723

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Jun 22, 2001
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Even if they are in a good relationship, wouldn't AOL rather promote their own product? Are Apple paying to use the AIM service?
 

mnkeybsness

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Jun 25, 2001
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Moneyapolis, Minnesota
ADIUM??!!!

what a bunch of crap...first of all it was butt ugly...there was no friendly UI there at all

secondly there were barely any options or settings for it...especially with text colors...i couldn't even find the buddy icon section...is there one?

and lastly, it's just plain confusing all around...


i give it an 'F'

i will just stick with the ads in AIM until i can try iChat when jaguar comes to my front door