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Offline Kirk-o

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Instant message?
« on: March 24, 2007, 11:38:33 PM »
How do you get instant messageing
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Re: Instant message?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 07:25:56 AM »
I like Gaim.  It's an opensource instant messaging program like AOL AIM without the bloatware and security issues.  Download it and give it a try.

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Re: Instant message?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 07:31:03 AM »
Your windows xp software should have have windows live messenger built in.

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Re: Instant message?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 09:14:40 AM »
Gaim gaim.sourceforge.net
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Trillian http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/

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Re: Instant message?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 12:57:42 PM »
I'll third it for GAIM.    It's the only thing I'll use at work, even though they try to block only the supported clients.  Trillian is also good, but a little heavier than I need.  GAIM does everything I need and is good at it and very stable.   I'd highly advise to stay away for windows messenger, like everything else microsoft,  it's the epitome of bloatware.
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Re: Instant message?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007, 06:15:07 PM »
Your windows xp software should have have windows live messenger built in.
As others have said, it's M$ bloatware.  I'm allergic to M$, I try to only use Windows, everything else is from someone else.  Someday I won't be using Windows, either, but that's another learning curve......

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