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iChat 6 (Lion) as a Adium replacement?

For years i used Adium, but sometimes i miss the video and audio features iChat provides.

As i updated to Mac OS X 10.7 aka Lion i thought i should give iChat a try. Suprisingly iChat 6 has some features which come close to Adium’s user experience:

  • now supports Yahoo! Messenger, even with audio and video – that’s good!
  • has an open plugin interface for thirdparty protocols
  • Facebook (using Jabber): works
  • Jabber server from work works out of the box
  • GMail / GoogleTalk works (audio / video not tested)
  • AIM out of the box
  • ICQ works (you have to use an AIM account and change the server to login.icq.com and disable SSL)
  • Bonjour works out of the box

Protocols i used in Adium and missing in iChat out of the box:

  • Twitter (workaround: twitter.im – seems to work)
  • MSN (“Cocoon” plugin is in early development, but seems promising)
  • IRC (iChat 6 plugin is also in early development, but promising, was able to connect to a room, but many features missing)
  • Myspace (but who is still using it anyhow 😉 )

right now iChat seems to provide almost all important protocols i used to use on Adium plus the video and audio chatting.

MySpace comes to Europe

MySpace is the world’s largest social networking platfrom with over 18 million(!) users. Now it tries to enter Europe. The whole article can be found here (in german):

http://futurezone.orf.at/it/stories/117345/

in the comments a user mentioned an “myspace alternative” from Austria with currently about 1000 users:
http://www.janusweb.info/site/index.php

notable is, that for each new user signing up (for free) janusweb will by 1m≤ of Costa Rican rainforest – good for our environment!

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