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Old 06-15-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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What program is AIM compatible, and uses the least amount of resources?
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: least resource using IMing program

Well, you can always try AIM express. It just opens up an internet browser window with your buddy list, and the IM windows are also browser windows.

Try it here:
https://my.screenname.aol.com/_cqr/l...WebSuite-AimEx
I don't like it because it is a bit unstable, but it works pretty well.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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nah- I want something that is actually on my computer.
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Ahh, let me check it out.
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Default Re: least resource using IMing program

Pidgin (formally gaim) is an open source client compatible with the AIM protocol as well as others MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, IRC, ICQ...

Not sure how much "less" resource intensive it'd be. Could be a valid solution though, so check it out. http://pidgin.im/pidgin/home/
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that looks good, thanks.
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Default Re: least resource using IMing program

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Pidgin (formally gaim) is an open source client compatible with the AIM protocol as well as others MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, IRC, ICQ...

Not sure how much "less" resource intensive it'd be. Could be a valid solution though, so check it out. http://pidgin.im/pidgin/home/
Well, it isn't really LESS resource intensive, if you are talking about mem usage. However, it boots up faster, and you can use multiple messengers with it, that is what I like about it.
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Sorry browser went crazy on me.
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Well one could argue it's less intensive. If you ran Yahoo, MSN, AIM, or other clients alone instead of having a central client that handles them all you'd be using a lot more resources.

Also you don't have the ads, or the unnecessary features (1000 different smiley faces ect). But you also have the option to plug-in features you want too.

Eithe way, I guess it's really up to the user as it's their preference.
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Not sure how browser clients relate when it comes to resources, but www.meebo.com can run just about any IM client.
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