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Instant Messengers!

Post by MXVampire » Wednesday, 03 Jan 2007, 16:47

Tired of you old IM Provider or Application?? Let Me Point you to Other Alternatives!!!

Xfire

Xfire is more of a gaming based messenger as its designed to be used while playing full screen games so you can talk to your friends as well as joining them with one click! (Providing there playing Online Multiplayer) But dont let that fool you it is very prossesor easy and requires almost nothing to run. the whole app is 10mb! it features real time chat, voice convo and file transfers not to mention custom status messages.

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http://www.xfire.com/
ICQ

ICQ is more based on a community feel rather than just a instant messenger. It has full emote support as well as basic winks, voice and webcam support. there application seems messy at 1st but push on with it and it becomes very easy. this service is very good as you dont get kicked unlike the msn live service! drawback is your log in is a number that is defined by them but you keep your username while in the messenger

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http://www.icq.com/
AIM

AOL's answer to MSN and Yahoo does a fairly good job although the client application is terrible I tried it for hours and still hated it. the service is ok sometimes messages you send arnt recived. they support voice chat but not webcam last time I checked.

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http://www.aim.com/index.adp
Yahoo

Ahhhh MSN's direct rival and worst enemy! and it has good reason to be! voice connections and webcam sessions always seem to connect unlike MSN but I found the Voice and Video Quality was up and down. sometimes the audio was crystal other times sounded like an old Amstrad CPC 464. Video on the other hand was always very pixelated and hard to see, Although you can have more than 1 person view the webcam... can't see why myself unless for dirty reasons. all in all more stable than MSN but not without its own drawbacks! Client application works well.

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http://messenger.yahoo.com/
MSN

MSN Argubly the worlds best known and used instant messenger and with some valid reasons. LOL 1 is that when you install windows it comes bundled with it! the others are custom emotes, winks & nudges. unfortunatly msn has many flaws also. it is constantly attacked by hackers and the most recent is the "Hannah" virus contact as I would put it. Others are webcam and voice quality are good but has a tendency not to connect to the other person as well as sometimes file transfers do not appear to the other person and capped file size which also gives rise to another flaw... VERY slow transfer speeds when sending files! also MSN is famous for booting people half way through convorsations! client is perfectly easy to use! byt dont add to many winks as it will slow the client down to a standstill!

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http://www.hotmail.com/
Skype

Becomming A must have client for its exeptional voice quality and 3rd party phone usb adapters for the PC. and for good reason the voice quality is so good its scary :o also supports text convo's and has a BETA webcam support which is at the moment low quality but works well and has a good refresh rate. the client app is great clean and easy!

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http://www.skype.com/
Alternative Client Applictaions

Trillian

Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware, Trillian provides unique functionality such as contact message history, a powerful skinning language, tabbed messaging, global status changes (set all networks away at once), Instant Lookup (automatic Wikipedia integration), contact alerts, an advanced automation system to trigger events based on anything happening in the client, docking, hundreds of emoticons, emotisounds, shell extensions for file transfers, and systray notifications.

Version 3.1 adds a new identity feature that helps you organize your home and work contact lists, HTML editing for AIM profiles, UPnP support, enhanced IRC performance, and speed enhancements.

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http://www.download.com/Trillian/3000-2150_4-10367846.html?tag=lst-0-1
Paltalk Messenger 9

Paltalk Messenger allows you to see, hear, share files, and chat with anyone, anywhere in the world--all for free. Paltalk operates with AIM, Yahoo, and ICQ, so you can chat with all your buddies using a single program. Paltalk boasts an improved user interface and supports a new x-Treme service level with crystal clear, TV-like video speed, and unlimited video windows. And now we're offering our users a trial of our high-quality streaming video and audio. Meet millions of people in existing audio and video chat rooms or create a videoconference of your own to bring together other users with similar interests. No Webcam is required to see people. Plus, you can share photos, files, and messages instantly with any Paltalk user. If you want to chat without the video and voice features, you can always instant message and use Paltalk for real-time text chat. New smileys, video overlays, and the 'nudge' are only a few of program's great features.

Version 9 introduces SuperIM, improves video publishing, includes multiplayer games and downloadable music from Rhapsody

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http://www.download.com/Paltalk-Messenger/3000-2150_4-10617721.html?tag=lst-0-8
NOTE: VIEWS HERE ARE NOT FROM ANY COMPANY (EXEPT THE CLIENT ONES FROM DOWNLOAD.COM) AND ARE FROM MY EXPERIANCES AND PERSONAL VIEWS I EXPRESSED HERE TO HELP OTHERS. THANK YOU

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Post by kai666 » Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007, 23:13

Vampire Fairy wrote:Now that is a secret Kai. Vampires keep their secrets ;)
A secret between two people can only be kept as a secret if one of those two is dead... But I'm not sure where, how and if, undeads fits into this??

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Post by kai666 » Friday, 12 Jan 2007, 11:37

Vampire Fairy wrote:HAHAHAHA! I guess you'll never find out since I'm undead, and I'm still not telling.
.... Hmmm..... Untold secrets from the undead :wink:

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Post by kai666 » Friday, 12 Jan 2007, 15:16

MXVampire wrote:Dead tell no tales...
As I've mentioned before:
"A secret between two people can only be kept as a secret if one of those two is dead... But I'm not sure where, how and if, undeads fits into this??" :D

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Post by MXVampire » Friday, 12 Jan 2007, 15:18

Close enough to dead not to tell hahaha
Everytime you buy from $ony... God kills a kitten

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Post by kai666 » Friday, 12 Jan 2007, 15:24

MXVampire wrote:Close enough to dead not to tell hahaha
So, Summa Summarum Est: No tales from the crypt

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