Best IM Messenger for Windows - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2005, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,339
Default Best IM Messenger for Windows

What is your personal opinion on whats the best instant messenger for windows.

I think Trillian is the best as it lets me connect to AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo!, and more. I hear GAIM is pretty good also and I've tried it for a week but I still prefer trillian.
__________________

__________________
<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
Vista Discussion | 64 Bit Discussion |Microsoft Homepage | Yo Linux | Paul Thurrott | Fire Fox | Thunder Bird | Image Shack | Photo Bucket | Put File | Anti-Spyware | MS Anti-Spyware | Trillian | Anti-Virus | On Line Virus Scan
Tyler1989 is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
GuitarFreak1857's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,847
Default

the only ones i've used are AIM and MSN. who is Trillian made by?
__________________

__________________
My Gaming Desktop
Abit IP35-E

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (Thermalright Ultra-120)
Mushkin 2x2GB DDR800 RAM

eVGA GeForce 8800GTS
Creative X-Fi Gamer Edition
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7,200RPM
Western Digital Caviar 640GB 7,200RPM
OCZ 720W ModStream
Lian Li PC-7A
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
GuitarFreak1857 is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,339
Default

http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/

All of these in one very usefull.

AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo!, and more.
__________________
<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
Vista Discussion | 64 Bit Discussion |Microsoft Homepage | Yo Linux | Paul Thurrott | Fire Fox | Thunder Bird | Image Shack | Photo Bucket | Put File | Anti-Spyware | MS Anti-Spyware | Trillian | Anti-Virus | On Line Virus Scan
Tyler1989 is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 479
Default

from what i remember, my experience with trillian is that it's instable, AD prone.. Gaim is fast, much faster than MSN Though, on windows platform, i only use msn messegner, purely because the feature set is full, no third party software can compete with that.. I don't use any other network either.. except IRC
__________________
lisp hacker :D
running: FreeBSD 5.4 - still learning :D
develop with: SBCL + emacs for lisp, Anjuta IDE +gcc for c, SPE for python..
browse with: opera
furtivefelon is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,339
Default

No way it's not unstable you must have tried 1.0 or early 2.0 Beta. Triallian is now on 3.1 and it can't be any more stable. And trillian doesn't come with any ads at all what are you talking about...

Gaim has some great plug ins like AIM MSN and Yahoo!. I use it on my Fedora System can't say I like it though.
__________________
<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
Vista Discussion | 64 Bit Discussion |Microsoft Homepage | Yo Linux | Paul Thurrott | Fire Fox | Thunder Bird | Image Shack | Photo Bucket | Put File | Anti-Spyware | MS Anti-Spyware | Trillian | Anti-Virus | On Line Virus Scan
Tyler1989 is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 09:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

Trillian 3.1 Pro is what I use, its stable, never had a problem, no ads, no spyware, etc. The only problem is if you use Beta Explorer 1, you need to replace the msn.dll file, if you dont, Trillain is not usable, it crashes upon initializing. Other than that, its great.
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 33
Default

Although it doesn't connect to other instant messaging clients, I really enjoy XFire. It's great if you and you're friends play a lot of online games, as it lists the server that they are in and allows you to join them. Also, the built in downloader that downloads gaming videos and game demos is a nice feature.
Spork is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 10:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,339
Default

I never even heard of that what client connects to that I assume it's a single client and is not in a multi client.


Lucky Warez to have the pro version. Is it worth getting I checked the benefet chart and it didn't seem like it. Also note not many people are using IE7Beta.
__________________
<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
Vista Discussion | 64 Bit Discussion |Microsoft Homepage | Yo Linux | Paul Thurrott | Fire Fox | Thunder Bird | Image Shack | Photo Bucket | Put File | Anti-Spyware | MS Anti-Spyware | Trillian | Anti-Virus | On Line Virus Scan
Tyler1989 is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 11:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member (again)
 
macdude425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Raul's Wild Kingdom...How 'bout that, huh?
Posts: 4,202
Send a message via AIM to macdude425 Send a message via Yahoo to macdude425
Default

I love Gaim

I just don't know why, but for the short time I tried Trillian, I didn't like it...
__________________



Debian Support Forums!
macdude425 is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 11:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,339
Default

I guess it's all about the preference GAIM and Trillian do the same thing exept trillian has a few more messengers bundled in it (unpopular and you may not use them though). GAIM just feels to much like a Linux app to me.
__________________

__________________
<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
Vista Discussion | 64 Bit Discussion |Microsoft Homepage | Yo Linux | Paul Thurrott | Fire Fox | Thunder Bird | Image Shack | Photo Bucket | Put File | Anti-Spyware | MS Anti-Spyware | Trillian | Anti-Virus | On Line Virus Scan
Tyler1989 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.