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Hello,

Which AIM client is the best? I would like to know, so I can use it and eventually get more comfortable with it. Please state why you like it, whether it's because of features, functionality, etc.

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Adium is great I use it for MSN chat - but it does not support web cam yet.

Not used AOLs own chat program on mac.

iChat is great and should work with your web cam (Of course I am making perhaps a foolish assumption here - that you also have a MacBook??)

Ichat is very sexy - it's already installed as default - it's apple software so fits in with the OS very nice - I'd go for iChat if I were you.

However if you have an MSN account as well - then go for Adium as it will allow you to sign in to both AOL and MSN accounts at the same time (but remember - no web cam support yet)
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Adium is extremely useful. Unless you are going to do video/audio chats, then you need iChat.

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I would have voted for iChat if it could communicate with MSN, Yahoo and other clients. Since it is not the case Adium is my first choice.
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iChat with the Chax plugin is nice.
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I would have voted for iChat if it could communicate with MSN, Yahoo and other clients. Since it is not the case Adium is my first choice.
I agree completely - this is the only reason I don't use iChat.
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I would have voted for iChat if it could communicate with MSN, Yahoo and other clients. Since it is not the case Adium is my first choice.
Ditto. So I have to use Adium with MSN because that's what all my friends use. But I'd love to use ichat if I could. Maybe Apple will change this in the future.
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I think he wanted AIM meaning AOL Instant Messenger. For that usage to ME, iChat is the best. I love the interface and it works great with Video and Audio chat also.

As stated already, for Yahoo and MSN I use Adium, but for my many friends on AIM, I use iChat and nothing else.
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What's the chance of iChat opening up to yahoo? I primarily use yahoo IM beta and it supports vid and file transfer like a champ. I've heard the profound abillity of iChat's vid support but I don't know anyone on it. Can it be an all in one client like adium? That would really rock. But til then Yahoo Mes. Beta will do. I have adium but don't use it.
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none of my friends use anything but aim so i use ichat 99% of the time. the other 1% belongs to adium because its customization options are really nice.
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Adium because it is faster, more customizable, and doens't crash like AIM!
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ADIUM!!! that is the best
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Adium is a wonderful, wonderful program.
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Adium, of course...
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Adium is cool..
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