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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging
    Hi I'm new to mac and I was wondering for AIM does it always crash on your mac too? For me it crashes every time I try to view a profile by scrolling down and looking at conversations by scrolling up. Is it normal for AIM to crash on a mac? Or is it just that I'm unlucky and my mac sucks?

    I know there's Adium and iChat but I just like the whole AIM experience feel. Yep, call me weird.

    For MSN

    Can I chat via microphone 'cause i read that MSN doesn't support this feature on a Mac but I read somewhere that the older versions of MSN does. Is it true?

    And I tried aMSN but that always seems to crash on my mac too? So now I'm wondering why are these instant messaging programs always crashes on my brand new mac well it's been a couple of weeks now..

    Can anyone help me. Thank you!

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging
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    AIM for OSX is a very old and unstable application. AOL has not upgraded it in ages. I know this is not what you want to hear, but give iChat a try for AIM usage or Adium for a multi chat client. There is no Audio or Video with Adium but it's coming soon I am told.

    I was going to recommend aMSN, but since you are having issues with it, guess not!

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging

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    yep im giving aduim a shot it's not that bad but i can't view offline buddies.. and for amsn is it usual for that to crash often. is it just my mac can i call apple to see what the issue is or is it normal with mac? i hope i didn't get a dysfunctional mac.

    Thanks for your response =)

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging
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    click on view, and deselect 'Hide Offline Contacts'
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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging
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    In regard to your question about MSN and video - it's not that an older version supported it, but that the corporate version supports it, not the 'regular' version.
    Corporate version = msn used on ms IIS servers at companies, etc. (users log in to their company's network to for exchange, msn messenger, etc).

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging

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    users using amsn please help
    i have a macbook and im using amsn and it says Audio/Video requests are not supported on Mac OS X, only Webcam

    i thought on amsn the audio is supported or is there no audio on macbook i'm confused can someone please help.

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    AIM for OSX is awful. You are better off using iChat for full integration and compatibility. If you still want to feel as if you are using AIM, try Adium... I have not had any problems with it.
    My iMac: 1.6 GHz PowerPC G5, 2 GB (2x1GB) Kingston RAM, 80 GB ATA Hard Drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive, 17" LCD Display, NVIDIA GeForce FX5200, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging
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    didn't aol recently redo aol for mac?

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging
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    Nope... the current version of AIM for use with Macs has been the same for 3+ years now.

    http://www.aim.com/get_aim/mac/latest_macosx.adp
    My iMac: 1.6 GHz PowerPC G5, 2 GB (2x1GB) Kingston RAM, 80 GB ATA Hard Drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive, 17" LCD Display, NVIDIA GeForce FX5200, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging

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    I have been using Adium and I love it. Adium and Skype cover my needs.
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    First time Mac owner.. Instant Messaging

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    thanks for all your wonderful responses!

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