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Old 06-17-2007, 12:23 PM   #11
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you could try trillian. That one uses low resources. http://www.download.com/Trillian/300...ml?tag=lst-0-1
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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you could try trillian. That one uses low resources. http://www.download.com/Trillian/300...ml?tag=lst-0-1
Trillian is really buggy. I loved it, 'til my windows went pitch black halfway through any and every conversation. I tried Miranda IM. I think that takes less resources than most.

http://www.miranda-im.org/

Give it a try.

I was recently on a search for a multi-protocol IMing client, and they all gave me some type of problem. Pidgin is probably your best bet, although your font will come out bigger on your buddy's end. That always bugged me with gaim/Pidgin. I had to make my font extra small so my friends would see it normally.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:42 PM   #13
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Trillian isn't bad for a multi-protocol IM client, but if you're only going to use AIM, just stick with AIM 6 since both use equally the same amount of resources. Pidgin (formerly known as Gaim) and Miranda IM are both very good multi-protocol IM clients that are lightweight at the same time.

I just use AIM 6. Might be a bit bloated compared to others, but it does the job and it's never failed me.

EDIT>>> You could also try Meebo. It's a in-browser multi-protocol IM client but works very well. I'll even admit that it works better than AIM Express in terms of features and user experience. It's good for chatting when you're at the library or at school since it's all in-browser, so no installation is necessary.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:26 PM   #14
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yeah, I've basically decided to stick to aim6, epically since I finally managed to block the ads.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:46 PM   #15
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I use AIM 6 with the ad hack. It's nice, I really like the interface actually.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:07 AM   #16
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:08 AM   #17
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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/
Yeah, Pidgin is great. I've been using it for a while now.
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ok, so I've switched to pidgin because aim kept crashing on me. this happen to anyone else?
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Nope. AIM 6 is working fine for me.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:33 AM   #20
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AIM was unstable on my PC too sometimes... Triton or whatever it's called, I haven't used it for a while. Pidgin rocks.
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