Best Alternative Client to AIM?

By Morluna
Jun 15, 2008
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  1. Hi guys,

    In the past, I've used Pigeon (then Gaim), Trillian, and Miranda IM to avoid all the clunk of AOL's AIM software. I'm starting fresh on a new notebook, and I want to choose the best software for IM, with no secret background processes constantly running and unnecessary memory usage like AIM is known for... I was just wondering if anyone could give me some input on which client you think is best and why.

    Much appreciated!
    - Morluna
  2. Ciiba

    Ciiba Newcomer, in training

    If you had used Pigeon (then Gaim), Trillian, and Miranda IM , you should try ooVoo, it is the next evolution in online communication - a remarkably easy way to have a face-to-face video chat with friends, it support AOL.
  3. surfersaiyan

    surfersaiyan TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 124

    mate, flick the client and just do it online with meebo. (www.meebo.com) no installing, no BS!

    sure, it doesnt have all the emoticons and bloat-ware of a client you might install locally on your machine but isnt that the point here with a new notebook?

    you just run it straight out of your web-browser and with a tabbed browser like firefox you can just run it in a separate tab.

    easy man.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,576   +76

    To me they're all buggy..
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