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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 17, 2007
    Messenger for mac
    Hey i am new here so mods please feel free to move this if it is the wrong place. As a Current (and very much increasingly dissapointed) PC user i am looking in the very near future at buying a mac book pro. The problem i am having at the moment is i usually use msn messenger to have video conversations with friends i have in South Africa (i live in the UK) and i am told that messenger for mac doesnt support cams like live messenger does on the PC.

    So my question is does anyone know a solution to this as it would make the Mac a non-starter if i cannot do this and it would be a shame to have to buy another microsoft based virus box.

    Cheers in advance.

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    bmcgonag's Avatar
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    Apr 11, 2007
    New Mexico, USA
    15" MBP 2.0 GHz, Core Duo, 2 GB Ram
    I am not sure what messenger for mac can and cannot do, but couldn't you and your friends just sign up for a free account on Skype? It works with Linux, Windows, OS X and supports video communications very well from my experiences.



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    Dec 18, 2005
    Devon, England
    ibook g4, imac 2ghz c2d, mbp 2.4ghz c2d - 10.5.1
    i use aMSn
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    plz search - this has been asked a lot before.


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    Jan 01, 2007
    Oz.....near the Wizards home
    iMac 24' 7 Snow Leopard + Parallels and Win 7 | 30 Gb iPod | Canon EOS 400D
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    Sep 04, 2006
    London, UK
    MacBook Air | iPad | iPhone | iPod Classic | iPod Shuffle | no more money
    Quote Originally Posted by MaDDoG View Post
    It seems to me that you can.....
    Is ther a Windows Live Messenger available for the Mac? I didn't think there was. Think the last version of MSN for the Mac was v 6.0 which does not support web cams. But as pointed out above, aMSN does have webcam support.

    I use and like adiumX (Or just adium now) but I'd probably go back to MS product if they launch live messenger for the Mac. (adium does not suppor web cam chat - but I like the interface and don't need web cam support most times.)

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