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Yahoo Messenger 2 7.41%
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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I got to thinking, as I stare out at my three running IM services, what does everyone else use? What'* your favorite (or only, if you only run one) Instant Messenger service? and Why? Just a random topic for discussion and to satisfy my own inquiring mind.
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i have all the onese that you have listed, and i use AIM the most, just because all of my friends have it
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I used to be an ICQ person...... but Messenger is built into Windows XP..... so everyone can easily use it....
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used to be ICQ...

then messenger for over 6 years...

just started with aol, and i hate it, but its the only way i can talk to some ppl
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i have all of those...but only really use AIM {about the only thing AOL is good for}
will use yahoo ocaessionally, but its not often
my ISP is actually verizon through MSN, but i don't use their messenger at all, basically cuz i don't know anyone on it
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i use all three at the same time, but prefer AIM out of the bunch. the thing i like the most though is the progam i use to access them all...

gaim
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
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I never put my input in. I use all three running at the same time, but feature-wise I like Yahoo, but no one'* on it. AIM is my general favorite because everyone I know uses it.
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I use all three, plus an army one so I can talk to my buddys overseas.
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I never put my input in. I use all three running at the same time, but feature-wise I like Yahoo, but no one'* on it. AIM is my general favorite because everyone I know uses it.
You and the others here should check out Miranda IM or Trillian... You can run multiple clients through one medium.... really creates less bog down on your computer. I use trillian for AIM and I use the regular MSN since it has a really clean interface and I utilize nearly all the functions.

But trillian for yahoo//aim//icq.

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I use 'em all. Like rjolly I also use Gaim. Best damn instant messenger out there. Multi-protocol and multi-operating system make it very good. Oh and did I mention it was opensource .


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