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Trillian

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Anyone using Trillian for IM???
     
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    Yeap, but it's shut off most of the time just because it seams too slow my computer down.
     
  3. dontoe

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    Does it work well with AOL IM.
     
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    Maaannnn... Trillian is SO 2 years ago...

    When I used it, it worked with everything pretty decently
     
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    Yes. AOL IM, MSN IM, Yahoo IM, and a few others are all intragated into it.
     
  6. dontoe

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    Actually, I'm looking for an AIM compatible
    IM program my daughter can use without using AOL.
     
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    www.gaim.org is the best instant messaging software available...
     
  8. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Been using it for quite a while and I like it. It is nice running all my screen names from the various IM's at the same time.
     
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    It'll work for you.
     
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    AIM can be used independant of anything else

    I have local broadband, firefox and use AIM all the time
     
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    I'm using Trillian, and I love it. I roll it out on new machines here at work as well, instead of allowing the AOL client/MSN messenger client, etc. The only thing I dislike about it is that it can be upgraded without administrator authority, so I've found people using new versions before I've approved it. For a home user, I don't think that would be an issue.

    There's a Security feature that will encrypt your IM conversations if the other person is using trillian and has encryption set. Without encryption, IM conversations can be picked up and read by anyone using a halfway decent packet sniffer.

    I use trillian with aol im encrypted to talk to my wife all day from work.

    You may also want to look into "skins" if you decide to use it. I found the stock interface to be kinda gay, and I know it would freak out half my office users. There are skins available to make it look and act like other IM clients, like AOL's.
     
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    I use trillian on my main machine. I was using it on my laptop too but it crashed and won't reinstall, so I installed GAIM on my laptop

    On my linux box, I use Kopete
     

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