Icq

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, May 17, 2004.

  1. Lee

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    Had enough of yahoo can't do msn haven't used ICQ for 5 years.

    Is the lite version ne good? Is it stuffed full of crapware?

    Good bad views on ICQ please. (I C U)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. I Seek You, is the official acronym.
     
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  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I haven't used ICQ in ages, since before AOL took it over
     
  4. Dublex

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    The lite version is quite good.. I can't remember if it just has text ads, but generally its less bloated than its bigger brother from the experience of an ICQ 2003 user

    If you really want a multi-connect tool though you might want to try Trillian or Miranda.. both of which connect to multi networks and miranda in particular has lots of plugins.

    URL is http://miranda-im.org/release/download.php for Miranda

    URL is http://trillian.downloads-software.net/ for Trillian
     
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  5. ming

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    I'm still using it.. but reverted back to the 2002b version as I believe it's much better than the newer ones.
    I can't see anything wrong with it, can send offline messages and sms depending on which country you're sending it to.
     
  6. Lee

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    I do silly errors as a show of how long since I last used it, which I think was 1998. Thanks for the reminder.

    Acronyms spell out words, example, s.o.c.c.e.r. aka soccer aka football.
    Thanks for the response, I decided to retry I.C.Q. as in UK we can't use MSN,
    A.I.M. I don't like, Yahoo chat is full of the biggest ***kers this planet ever created and as for the bot's I think you have given me some good reasons to use I.C.Q. from now on. :)
     
  7. ming

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    ICQ was out in 1988? That's like 8yrs before I got my first computer. lol :p
     
  8. Lee

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    I think that was the last time I used it. It's an Israeli creation I think. will have to read up more on it. Thanks MING.
     
  9. I know, I was just being pedantic :p
     
  10. Lee

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    shuuudup I know duh that's why I gave you a reputaion point :p
     
  11. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I've used all the IM systems (I think) for various reasons and have to say ICQ seems more or less par for the course - it certainly does not open a floodgate for porn bots and spam merchants per se. The usual common sense will influence its operation and more to the point it does its job fine for what it is aiming to do - have to say optimal solution seems to be to combine with Miranda or Trillian (I use Miranda personally).

    Yes I think ICQ had origins in Israel and it certainly was in existence from very earliest Internet take up.
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I started out with ICQ, then went to MSN, now I use both via Trillian Pro.
     
  13. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    1988 or maybe you meant 1998 ?

    I would like to know how you used ICQ 8 years before windows 95?

    maybe I missed something eh !
     
  14. Shamus MacNoob

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    The first version of ICQ was introduced in November of 1996. :)
     
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    Yes, Mirabilis was based in Israel until the June 8, 1998 buyout by AOL.
     
  16. Lee

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    Yeah saw silly error and corrected tyvm for dumbing me:p
     
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  17. Shamus MacNoob

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    YVW :p
     
  18. ming

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    AOL is leaving a mess by taking over from Mirabilis. Don't like the new version of ICQ. Press close and it just sits in the system tray.
     
  19. Shamus MacNoob

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    I think in the options you can change that I mean MSN does that same thing also by default.

    I have always like ICQ for large files because it can resume them from your buddies if it fails for whatever reason