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I cannot find *one* IM client that can get even close to Adium on Windows. Maybe I suck at looking. I've tried:
  • Trillian: Sucks; ugly and slow.
  • Gaim: Sucks on Windows, just very ugly.
  • Miranda: Too spartan.

Do you Windows users have anything? A billion users, no good IM clients.
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post #2 of 15
We all have our choices. I personally like Trillian but I use it for a messenger and nothing more. I don't chat like an entertainment device. I use it for singular and group chatting with presentations done on cam. For that purpose Trillian works extremely well.

Decent is such a subjective word. It might well be hard as far as looks go since the Mac interface is quite "Pretty". Vista should be "Pretty" as well and thus your interfaces might get a second "Vista" Pretty skin. Good luck.
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i think you can skin gaim?
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post #4 of 15
I personalyl Find apart from MSN trillion is the best.Im not sure of many other decent ones really.
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Wow, have I really tried them all?
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Trillian Basic isnt slow at all. It always ran fine on any of my machines. It can also be skinned very nicely.
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post #7 of 15
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Trillian Basic isnt slow at all. It always ran fine on any of my machines. It can also be skinned very nicely.
I suppose. I just...meh, it's clunky.
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post #8 of 15
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I suppose. I just...meh, it's clunky.
Well whatever you decide, go with an IM program that integrates windows together with tabs. (like firefox) so the 2 that i know do that are Trillian and Gaim.

Also, in Trillian's defense, there is a cool plugin that comes with most versions: Its a wikipedia thing that will bring up articles in a bubble for selected words and acronyms.
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post #9 of 15
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Well whatever you decide, go with an IM program that integrates windows together with tabs. (like firefox) so the 2 that i know do that are Trillian and Gaim.

Also, in Trillian's defense, there is a cool plugin that comes with most versions: Its a wikipedia thing that will bring up articles in a bubble for selected words and acronyms.
Yeah, I turned that off.
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post #10 of 15
Here's a suggestion.... Try meebo.. It uses an internet browser, but let's you log into Aim, yahoo, msn, and others. I use it @ work..

www.meebo.com

It's a pretty decent program and you don't have to install anything.
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