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C0deZer0
Oc'D To Rhythm And Police
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join:2001-10-03
Tempe, AZ

What IM Program do you prefer?

Poll
Which Instant messaging program do you prefer?

AOL Instant Messenger

MSN/Windows Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

IRC (and variants)

ICQ (and variants)

More than one of the above

Odigo

Jabber

Trillian

Imici

some other universal IM program

none of these

I don't IM!


Votes:137



[text was edited by author 2001-12-05 11:33:50]


C0deZer0
Oc'D To Rhythm And Police
Premium
join:2001-10-03
Tempe, AZ

Trillian works for me

Btw, to those that vote, I encourage you to post your reason for your choice as well, thank you .
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ThePizzaman$
Your Tag Here

join:2001-08-17
Providence, KY
reply to C0deZer0

Re: What IM Program do you prefer?

I use msn messenger..I used to use the q but it is a big resource hog.
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acuraman
Outta shape new dad
Premium
join:2001-03-02
Campbell, CA
reply to C0deZer0
I use MSN because I like the how I can pop open my Hotmail email with a click of a button


Paul928

join:2000-05-06
Haverhill, MA
reply to C0deZer0
I use MSN because most of my friends from work are on it. Also the voice on the voice chat is very clear and stable. I also find it easy to check my hotmail mailbox like another poster said.


HG Fegen$
Johnny B. Goode
Premium
join:2001-06-28
Scotland. UK
reply to C0deZer0
I use MSN but not often. Usually I prefer email to IM. It's handy when I do use it that I know if something has arrived in my hotmail account. I have in the past used the Yahoo one also.

Happy Christmas

HG
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Jaime
Premium
join:2001-06-03
Huntington Beach, CA
reply to C0deZer0
I really like icq(especially since 2k1b came out, it's much smaller and efficient than 2k1a and there are many features included with icq. I also use aim but I would rather im through icq.
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sechs
Premium
join:2001-07-19
Left Coast
reply to C0deZer0
I'm really an ICQ person, but most of my friends are yununz on AIM, and I have a few others who use Yahoo, as it's easy to push through firewalls. So, I like to use a client which connects to at least those three.

I liked Imici, but they lost connectivity with the AOL world and are apparently charging for the update. I tried Odigo, but it was crashy and had ads. I've settled on Trillian for the moment. It's a little quirky, but stable and much more intimate with the IM systems than the other two clients. Can't wait until it goes gamma.
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jeffsul
Premium
join:2001-05-15
Mobile, AL
reply to C0deZer0
All I have is MSN Messenger.


cjsmith
Premium
join:2000-11-03
Villa Rica, GA
reply to sechs
said by sechs:
I liked Imici, but they lost connectivity with the AOL world and are apparently charging for the update. I tried Odigo, but it was crashy and had ads. I've settled on Trillian for the moment.
sechs I am still using Imici, as I like the multi IM connection allowances. It gives me to opportunity to connect to many whom are with different IM programs. I find it quite useful.

Regarding AOL:
I am still able to connect to Aol users with out a hitch, and have never experience any problems after the upgrade scenerio. The upgrade is not in my plans at this time, nor in the future.

Trillian sounds interesting, I am interesting in your future findings.

Thanks for posting!
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sechs
Premium
join:2001-07-19
Left Coast
said by cjsmith:

Trillian sounds interesting, I am interested in your future findings.

Visit them at »www.trillian.cc

It will connect to AIM, ICQ, IRC, Yahoo, and MSN out of the box. It's currently beta, but it seems very polished. It also doesn't require you to register with any kind of service which Cerulean Studios provides.
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cjsmith
Premium
join:2000-11-03
Villa Rica, GA
Thanks for the heads up. Trillian is now in my to-do list!


Lanik
Lab-nik
Premium,ExMod 2002-03
join:2001-06-25
San Francisco, CA
reply to C0deZer0
Trillian all the way, for what it does it works great. Nothing fancy though so no file transfer, but there always DCC and mIRC for that.
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Violet1966
Carpe Diem

join:2001-02-01
reply to C0deZer0
i prefer icq and have had it for a few years now. unfortunately there are too many other im programs out there and all the bells and whistles made icq not as cool or something. i really love the file transfer on it. it actually works. not like aol im's file transfer that i have never been able to make use of yet.
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slash
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-01
Boston
reply to C0deZer0
I use AIM because all my friends use it, but I think Messenger has the best setup. I wish they could work together.
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K2AustinK2

join:2001-11-04
Andover, MN
reply to C0deZer0
i use AIM because no one uses msn messanger and they dont cooperate. MSN has way better options and cool features.


CNZ
Schnook's Kiwi
Premium
join:2001-07-07
Kakanui, NZ
reply to C0deZer0
I currently use ICQ mainly as I really like their chat window - which allows you to both type at the same time and see instant *converstation*.

I am also using Razius Express which is free and all information is encrypted. If I could have Razius with the ICQ chat set up I would be happy!
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Maranello
Premium,MVM
join:2000-12-08
Butler, PA
reply to C0deZer0
I would rather use ICQ because of its features but I mostly use AIM. Most of my friends use AIM or have AOL accounts. The only thing I dont like about ICQ I have never gotten with AIM is an IM spam.


shaka
Swimming With Sharks
Premium
join:2000-12-13
AtTheBeach
reply to C0deZer0
I think most of us DSLR users are on AIM;). That is what I voted for. I use MSN very seldom. But Trillian is cool:).
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C_
Kill The Socialists
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join:2001-03-19
kudos:3
reply to C0deZer0
i use aol instant messenger cause all my friends use it


C0deZer0
Oc'D To Rhythm And Police
Premium
join:2001-10-03
Tempe, AZ
reply to sechs

About Imici

Sechs,

When it comes to Imici, they don't charge you to download the client now.

I think if you go to their site, what they do charge for is server-side software, no ads, and ability to check your email through it. The free client is still there.
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GoFastKat

join:2000-10-28
Jonesborough, TN
reply to C_

Re: What IM Program do you prefer?

I use Trillian when I want to be available to all my friends and family because they use different IM clients. It works great if you want to chat with several people using different IM's without having 3 or 4 apps open. If you need to do a file transfer or something simply fire up the appropriate app.

If I'm only going to be having a voice and/or video chat with the family I just use Yahoo. I was using MSN because of the easy voice chat and Netmeeting capabilities but ever since I started using Win2k, Netmeeting crashes so I switched to Yahoo. Yahoo has both voice and video capabilities within the IM client so no need to use Netmeeting. Although I must say I don't like the scripting that's required when you open an IM window and Yahoo plainly states that they collect personal info (so be forewarned and don't give out much of it). Also, the voice quality isn't quite as good as Netmeeting or MSN, but the video seems to be better. Tradeoffs .... for me and my family it's worth it for the huge savings in long distance phone bills.


Nazcar
Posting tag
Premium
join:2001-01-24
Topeka, KS
reply to C0deZer0
Msn, yahoo,ICQ,AIM.

MSN seem's to be the safest.I do not run yahoo,ICQ that much though. Most the people I know are on AIM (DSLR users) and Msn for Family.


el scorcho
Cupid Stunt

join:2000-12-01
Brooklyn, NY
trillian .70 was just released with improvements up the wazoo. new XML-based skinning engine, full support for file transfers in AIM/MSN networks (direct connection finnaly works in AIM), and more goodies.

as far as my preference, i love AIM, especially since i found a program to remove all the advertisements and leave me a cropped window (see picture). other than that, i like MSN for it's amazing voice compression codec. sounds almost as clear as a telephone.
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pixelpirate
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Tuna Village
kudos:1
reply to C0deZer0
I don't IM, and I won't IM. Mainly because I have no friends.

I used to use PowWow before they went belly-up.
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shaka
Swimming With Sharks
Premium
join:2000-12-13
AtTheBeach
reply to el scorcho
Do the :):[:o work? I mean the smileys? I think I am gonna have to use trillian now.:)


el scorcho
Cupid Stunt

join:2000-12-01
Brooklyn, NY

they should - after all, in all the software, it's just a sequence of keystrokes to get the faces.

btw, here's a screenshot of the program -

Changes in Current Version:
File transfers
Container windows
New skin
Enhanced interface
Events system (Timers, Hotkeys)
User Profiles
150+ emoticons
AIM DirectIM
Enhanced support for for idling monitoring
Enhanced alerts
Enhanced privacy settings
Buddy icons
Tons of bugs and leaks fixed


[text was edited by author 2001-12-06 02:22:07]


PingPong3

join:2001-02-02
Overhere, HI
reply to C0deZer0
I can't let go of good old mIRC. Been using it for 10+ years and I see no reason to change. What I value in chat is the people I meet and what they say, not a good looking interface. Therefore I appreciate the basic simplicity of mIRC.


onavi

join:2000-09-21
Porter Ranch, CA
reply to C0deZer0
MSN, AIM just annoyies me sometimes:(. . . .


Sureshot
Cellar Dweller
Premium
join:2000-08-15
Lake Mills, WI
reply to C0deZer0
Wow. I guess I'll be the first to say Yahoo. Voice chat is great. Even when ou are stepping on another's voice, you still here them. Just like being on the phone. File transfer also given. The little chat room that you can invite multiple people to has neat games you can play. The old street fighter game is really cool. I also have access to my website email thru it.