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    Question Still the same interenet.....
    (im about to buy a macbook)i know its still the same internet and all but what program is it run through and can you still download AIM? or does it work some other way?

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    umm if i understand you correctly you are talking about an internet browser.
    in that case. your macbook will ship with Safari, but if you dont like that you could download; Camino, The Shiira Project, Opera, or even Firefox.

    and as for AIM, yes there is a Mac version. Also there is iChat, which is built into Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" Adium X is also a great alternative to both of those.

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    when i first got my macbook all set up the day i got it, the first thing i downloaded was AIM for MAC, but that crashed and i could only stay online for 2 or 3 minutes and it would crash everytime, now i use Adium X and it is by far the best instant messenger i have ever used. there are no ad's or annoying sidebars. its just your buddy list!
    i highly recommend getting adium x and it is very customizable.
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    Use iCHAT!!! its easy, and you dont have to download anything extra...plus you can have multiple windows of ichat open for multiple screen names. but if you want something for aim....dont get the aol verson. get a program called FIRE.
    You can run AIM, YAHOO, ICQ, and MSN all at the same time on one list....kinda like trillian pro for Windows.

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    Am I missing something? Doesn't iChat only come with .Mac which is a monthly fee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meagain View Post
    Am I missing something? Doesn't iChat only come with .Mac which is a monthly fee?
    Umm. Yeah. iChat is an app that is built into OS X. You can use it with .Mac or AIM. Go to Prefrences (Command+,) and add an account (Plus sign on the bottom left hand corner) and at the top, choose AIM Account, instead of .Mac

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    i thought you could use aim accounts on iChat as well? maybe i'm wrong.
    [edit] ok then, DavisCollins got it! [/edit]

    thirding the support for adium! great program.

    and if you were talking about web browsers, just try safari for a while, i think it's pretty good. i used firefox and opera on my own windows machine before i switched, and i see no appreciable difference between using safari or firefox..

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    Quote Originally Posted by meagain View Post
    Am I missing something? Doesn't iChat only come with .Mac which is a monthly fee?
    Nope. IChat supports both AIM and .Mac and Bonjour. If you are only going to run AIM, I would suggest trying ichat first. Adium is an excellent multi chat client though. Very good program.

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    What is the value of using iChat/AIM over MSN messenger, etc?

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    I was told you can't use MSN messenger on a mac. I think you can use skype if you want to chat with your PC friends still.

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    If you really want to use messenger it can be installed from the Office 2004 for Mac discs, as well as Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Entourage.

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    There's a lot of misinformation in this thread...

    You can use MSN messenger on a Mac.

    iChat is a multi-chat client that comes pre-installed on all Macs.

    It can chat via AIM, Jabber, Bonjour, and .Mac.

    Adium can do a lot more, but you must download it.

    It is not necessary to download AOL's version of Instant Messenger. Just use iChat.
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    I heard iChat unexpectedly closes AIM all the time, but so far I haven't had a problem. Anyone else had a problem like that??

    Do you really think the Internets (G. W. Bush) are all the same?!?

    It won't be if AT&Y and Bellouth merge and grant bandwitdh favor to websites they prefer.

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    You can use it to chat via

    - MSN
    - Yahoo
    - AIM
    - Google Talk
    - Jabber
    - ICQ

    and I'm definitely missing one or two here... So that said, you can use all common protocols on a mac. When it comes to video conferencing though, it's a different story: Only iChat can do that without problems*.



    * by "problems" I refer to complex and non-intuitive procedures which are to tedious to go into unless utterly necessary. Google for more on using your iSight with MSN.
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