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Windows 7: Any Alternative Instant Messengers ?

26 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Any Alternative Instant Messengers ?

Gonna have to face it, recently my Windows live messenger has been freaking out on me, randomly freezing/crashing. And yes I do have it patched and with MSN plus (because it sucks otherwise), uninstalled it...tried different things, overall can't be bothered with it.

But overall, I wouldn't even mind using a different IM program.

All I want is that...

When I press print screen and then paste it sends a screenshot (IM must have decent file sharing ontop of that, copy paste etc)
Webcam/Mic support
Multiple IM support (mainly MSN)
Good aesthetic design
Basically just MSN with mods But less bloated and crap.

I've tried pidgin, yet it lacks a few things I need.
Trillian just didn't even feel right, but is still, uh, pretty cool never the less, regardless if it costs alot.
and Digsby didn't have alot to offer either...

Skype works just fine and is great for Video chats but lacks file sharing...but It's difficult with people who only have MSN.

Anyone have any suggestions or super programs that non of us have heard of ?
Or I can provide more detailed descriptions as to why MSN is being an idiot and come to adress how to fix it.

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26 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Digsby is awesome. It supports A LOT of services.

Ok, I've put in my two-cents. Now time to fix the dead pixels on the screen.
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26 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

wow i think you killed off most of the best im clients. you can try Meebo - Connecting AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, MySpace messengers
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26 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hmm, I guess I will just have to dig in and make do...And fix the dead pixel on my screen also.
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26 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

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26 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Just a headsup though, Windows Live wave 4 (the next version of the live suite) is due sometime soonish.
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29 Jan 2010   #7


I also use digsby, and love it.
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