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Old 03-08-01, 09:29 AM
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Whats your favorite? And why?

And was there ever a non beta version of ICQ?

just wondering, I dont think there was so far.
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I dislike when you get a message on AOL IM that it pops up on the screen, especially in a work environment. That's just one reason why I chose icq.
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Originally posted by ravan
Whats your favorite? And why?

And was there ever a non beta version of ICQ?

just wondering, I dont think there was so far.
ICQ is my favorite because it was the original instant messaging program. Appeared years ago (when it was started by a group of Israeli students) and was the greatest thing until AOL bought them out.

It would be nice to have one unified IM standard so I could talk to my friends on AIM who are too stubborn to join ICQ.
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I use ICQ.. I always keep myself invisable and invite only so i don't get unknowns adding me.. I just use it to chat with the few people i wish to chat with....
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I use MSN (hotmail) messenger because I've found that ICQ crashes everything in my PC.
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ICQ seems to drain my memory like something fierce.
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Originally posted by BT

It would be nice to have one unified IM standard so I could talk to my friends on AIM who are too stubborn to join ICQ.
I'm not sure if you can get such a thing for Windows (I wouldn;t be surprised, though) but I'm sure under Linux there're a couple of different "clone" messengers that can work with MSN, ICQ and AIM all at the same time. Going by the number of ICQ clones that are around on the internet, I'd be surprised if there wasn;t at least one out there designed to be a multi-system messenger...
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Actually I just installed jabber on win2k.

http://www.jabber.com - free of course. There is also another jabber on winjabber.com I think.

It works fine with ICQ, MSN, AOL and Yahoo.
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http://www.odigo.com has another program that can communicate with AIM, Yahoo, and ICQ. Free of course, but it seemed to have problems when i used it with AIM, sometimes other users would get the message that I had signed off. They may have improved it since then, however...

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