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I am about to be a switcher very soon and I was wondering what program Mac users can use similar to Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger).

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the official MSN Messenger for Mac is really a piece of crap... it's like 5 years behind Live Messenger in terms of features. Adium doesn't offer all the features of Live Messenger, but for straight text messaging with no silliness like pokes and games, it's really good.
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Even on Windows I try not to use the official client; it's too bloated (and with stupid things that no one older than 13 uses [no offense to 13 yr olds intended]).

The only downside to using Adium is it doesn't support video (or audio?) chats just yet... if that's your bag.

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the official MSN Messenger for Mac is really a piece of crap... it's like 5 years behind Live Messenger in terms of features
I like its simplicity. I only want a list of my contacts and the ability to have a text conversation with them. The Windows version is also full of ads and like most Windows programs, very cluttered. It also causes my Vista PC (soon to be ditched for the new iMac) to freeze for 45 seconds for no apparent reason every time it starts up.
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Even on Windows I try not to use the official client; it's too bloated (and with stupid things that no one older than 13 uses [no offense to 13 yr olds intended]).

The only downside to using Adium is it doesn't support video (or audio?) chats just yet... if that's your bag.
Hey...I got a friend that's 27 and uses messenger on xp. She gets mad when she sends the pokes and nudges and stuff and I can't get them since I'm running Adium...

well...I just secretly laugh of course...

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I wonder how much aMSN supports of Live Messenger? All I know is it does do Video Chat.
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Alright Ill check out Adium.

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hey, (i hate to jack your thread for a second) is there a windows alternative to msn? msn always crashes my comp...and i could care less for all that other useless stuff, i just need msn/live messanger.


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i have used most of the messengers: msn for mac, mecury, adium, and now amsn.

if adium had webcam support it would be the best but as i find webcams crucial i use amsn which is nearly windows live messenger

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hey, (i hate to jack your thread for a second) is there a windows alternative to msn? msn always crashes my comp...and i could care less for all that other useless stuff, i just need msn/live messanger.
Trillian seems popular.

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hey, (i hate to jack your thread for a second) is there a windows alternative to msn? msn always crashes my comp...and i could care less for all that other useless stuff, i just need msn/live messanger.
Pidgin or Trillian are probably your best alternatives.
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The Windows version is also full of ads and like most Windows programs, very cluttered.
http://mess.be , look for Mess Patch.

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is there any good client that supports video chat with the built in isight?

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amsn is the only mac msn client i know of wich supports webcam. its okay but doesnt allways work as it should. i have only on a few occasions been able to send my webcam to a contact on a windows pc. but give that a shot

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