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    How do you use iChat?
    can you chat with like someone else using video with iChat? I have it opened here but I dont know how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkRaven24 View Post
    can you chat with like someone else using video with iChat? I have it opened here but I dont know how to use it.
    I've never used it either, because you either need a .mac account (that'll be $99 sir to get 5gigs of space and a chat account, plus 5 email addresses you can get free from anywhere) or AIM, which is almost equally awful.

    I use Adium, which allows you to log in to your AIM, MSN, Yahoo or virtually any other chat client yuo signed up with over the years. Not sure if you can use a camera yet, I haven't tried.

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    Well have you set up an account? with either AIM or.Mac?

    As you can't video chat via Jabber.

    If you have and included some "Buddies" just click on Video logo next to there logo on the Right Hand Side and that should invite them to a Video Chat. Then Bingo!

    If you haven't set up either Accounts, goto Preferences then Accounts and Add either AIM or .Mac the set up is pretty straight forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoolook View Post
    I use Adium, which allows you to log in to your AIM, MSN, Yahoo or virtually any other chat client yuo signed up with over the years. Not sure if you can use a camera yet, I haven't tried.
    I used Adium before it was alright but my main problem was with the MSN Service so I had to drop it. I've switched to AIM and GoogleTalk niether of which I'd give a glowing review. But AIM is fairly decent!
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    Yahoo Messenger works quite well.

    I didn't know that you needed a .mac account to use video feature through iChat? Lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relapse View Post
    Yahoo Messenger works quite well.

    I didn't know that you needed a .mac account to use video feature through iChat? Lame.
    You can use AIM instead though.

    It would be good if iChat supported other Accounts such as Yahoo or maybe MSN but I doubt it

    Also the problem with iChat is if you have more than 1 account you have to have separate windows for each of your buddy lists instead of having a combined list, like on Adium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D 04 View Post
    Also the problem with iChat is if you have more than 1 account you have to have separate windows for each of your buddy lists instead of having a combined list, like on Adium.
    Adium on Mac = Trillian for Windows, right?

    And does Adium support IRC?

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    Not as far as I know...You can check out these two sites

    Aduim - http://www.adiumx.com/
    Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IRC_clients#Mac_OS

    Hope that Helps
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