Trillian Substitute?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vern, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Could anyone recommend a Trillian substitute? I want to be able to access ICQ, MSN, and Y! using one program ... but I don't want to use Trillian. I've tried GAIM ... but it's too buggy on the Win32 platform ... at least it was the last time I used it. I was using a Jabber client that had extensions for ICQ, MSN, and Y!. JAJC was great ... but I haven't been able to use JAJC since the admin shut down the jabber server due to lack of interest. Perhaps anyone here could recommend a good public jabber server? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ketchupisyourfriend

    Ketchupisyourfriend OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm a Trillian user, but I've heard good things about Gaim and Miranda. Haven't tried either though.
     
  3. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    gAIM definitly, it has it all.
     
  4. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Did I say GIMP? I meant GAIM ... The Win32 versions of GAIM were still too unstable the last time I used it. I've edited my first post to what it should be.
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I've found myself going back and checking newer versions of programs even after they screwed me in the past. Maybe it didn't like a piece of hardware you had before or something, and now the newer version could be better.

    This works in reverse too, as in "I HATE WINAMP NOW". :)
     
  6. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Miranda ..
     
  7. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I just tried the newest version of GAIM ... it's stilled fubar'ed. This has been on 3 different Win XP machines now.

    I tried Miranda ... great concept ... but no cigar ... it still seems to be in early stages of development ... and not mature enough to be very usable.
     
  8. grimman

    grimman Guest

    Miranda.
     
  9. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    gave gaim a shot and no problems so far.
     
  10. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Why hasn't anyone mentioned Odigo and Easy message?
     
  11. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I was going to mention easy message, used to use it myself, but i need the voice chat facilities of msm
     
  12. Ulf

    Ulf Guest

    Miranda, never had any problems with it.
     
  13. Aarow

    Aarow Guest

    What is wrong with Trillian? It works well for me. Gaim isnt to bad but Trillian seems to be better. And with the Micro skin takes up hardly any desktop space.
     
  14. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Perhaps some people just want something simple and clean.
     
  15. arson_nick

    arson_nick OSNN Addict

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