Aim vs. Msn

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by pablo19, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    Hello lounge people!

    I wanted to hear your thoughts on which Messaging program is better in your opinion. Be sure to state if you are using a Mac/apple computer or a windows.



    I have Windows and am using both, Msn for friends in Europe and Aim for friends here in the U.S. And I have to say MSN wins hands down.

    MSN pros:
    -being able to change nickname
    -Using a picture saved from your computer is quick and easy. You can choose the size of the picture.
    -Patches help in customization
    -Fast transfering of files through shared folders
    -Custom smilies/emoticons
    -Msn spaces with hotmail account
    -E-mail is easy to access
    -Custom animations
    -Messages that tell you when someone has signed off/on
    - List goes on...

    MSN cons:
    -Posibility of viruses
    -Occupies more space than Aim


    Aim pros:
    -Small file size
    -Can't really think of anything else that MSN doesn't have already

    Aim cons:
    -Non custom smilies
    -Crappy animations after use of a smiley
    -picture form your computer has to be a specific size
    -Doesn't tell you when someone has signed on except for sounds
    -Non intuitive settings
    -Same nickname,
    -Ads appear on top of contact list
    - List goes on....



    So what do you think? there is arguable stuff here. correct me in things they I put wrong.
     
  2. jonaswills

    jonaswills Well-Known Member

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    meebo.com

    it has them all, no need to install anything.

    Used to use pigion(gaim) and adium on my mac.
     
  3. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, but what about customizable stuff?
     
  4. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    also in msn you can change the color of your nickname.
     
  5. Sainter

    Sainter Well-Known Member

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    Palringo on your iPhone, can do Yahoo MSN Aim anything really
     
  6. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    MSN is my personal favorite... mostly for the smilies :)
     
  7. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    I mean on the computer, not the iphone.
     
  8. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

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    AIM. :)

    But I think you should have given this topic a poll.
     
  9. AndyL

    AndyL Well-Known Member


    Haha, me too. I like the ones that can talk
     
  10. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    I just downloaded the newest version of msn, What a truckload of crap! the only thing I like are the new graphics everything else sucks! interface has become a bit more like aim


    WHY DO THEY HATE ME?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!
     
  11. shannonkay

    shannonkay Member

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    I guess I prefer AIM to MSN as far as services, but I haven't used the official client for years. They are ad-ridden.

    I like Pidgin for Windows and Adium for Mac.
     

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