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alexbunke
11-30-2006, 11:45 PM
Going to give this a shot and see if it isn't shit like Triton.

alexbunke
11-30-2006, 11:57 PM
Nope, don't bother. It sucks.

ethaxton
12-01-2006, 12:20 AM
I didn't think I was going to like it, but Im a sucker for the tabbed IM windows. What don't you like about it?

JWood
12-01-2006, 01:38 AM
Is this for Mac or Windows?

sarge
12-01-2006, 10:47 AM
dead aim is the only way to IM

seekup422
12-01-2006, 11:39 AM
I didn't think I was going to like it, but Im a sucker for the tabbed IM windows. What don't you like about it?
dead aim :upyours

shadowraven
12-01-2006, 05:25 PM
Gaim :upyours

Yeedog
12-01-2006, 05:37 PM
LAIM, http://x.aim.com/laim/ , is the best one and it was made by AOL using with their open source API. You'll still be able to code your own plugins but it isn't all heavy like the regular one. It is still missing alot of basic stuff but it's slowly being updated...

ethaxton
12-01-2006, 10:50 PM
dead aim is the only way to IM

Yeah I had DeadAIM for a long time, loved it. I dropped it when they started charging for it. I know you can still get it "illegally" for free but it wasnt worth the effort when AIM 6 was easily available.

BeaufordBuddy
12-03-2006, 12:52 AM
Yeah, that Triton shit blows.

dsera
12-03-2006, 01:23 AM
Trillian (http://www.trillian.cc). I've been using this since it was first released. Wouldn't use another client now.

seekup19
12-03-2006, 01:29 AM
i'm still using AIM 5.5 with DeadAIM and it works fine for me. I gave Triton a half assed consideration when I was beta testing Windows Vista (mostly since Triton worked and 5.5 didn't) and I hated it. I assume AIM 6 is the final name for Triton? If so then I don't want it. I'm very interested in AIM Lite/LAIM... IM clients should be low impact/minimal footprint for sure.

Tambourine Man
12-03-2006, 02:58 AM
trillian for windows or Adium for OS X are the only ways to go.

BeaufordBuddy
12-03-2006, 10:22 AM
I only find Trillian beneficial if you use more than one messenger client. I don't like how it doesn't have a Get File feature like AIM.

dsera
12-03-2006, 01:53 PM
I only find Trillian beneficial if you use more than one messenger client. I don't like how it doesn't have a Get File feature like AIM.
Yeah well I do use ICQ and AIM and I don't use the get file feature so it works well for me.

bense27
12-03-2006, 02:05 PM
Adium for OS X users

zhess88
12-03-2006, 06:49 PM
I'm gonna try it, it looks kinda cool.

Derek
12-03-2006, 11:30 PM
http://aftermath.dyndns.org:8888/~aimadhack/

Top link

kay41
12-04-2006, 01:47 AM
where can I get deadaim?

dancetheham
12-04-2006, 05:04 PM
So is this just a final version of Triton? I hate Triton so much. I've tried it three different times at different stages of its development, and it has a couple of neat new features, but it has SO much further to go before it's worth downloading to me. The new away message system is a pain in the ass.... profiles don't always work... send/get file is a pain when you're doing it with someone with an older version... all kinds of stupid small shit like that.

What's different about AIM 6?

zhess88
12-04-2006, 09:37 PM
Yeah, you were totally right Bunke, this blows.

vandamit
12-04-2006, 10:03 PM
trillian for windows or Adium for OS X are the only ways to go.

adium :upyours

Yeedog
12-06-2006, 01:33 AM
I'm very interested in AIM Lite/LAIM... IM clients should be low impact/minimal footprint for sure.

LAIM is pretty damn great and what an IM client should be as it's small and efficient with just the essential stuff and no fluff. I found an image from one of the developers sites if anybody wanted to see a screen shot...

http://hometown.aol.com/GregsBlog/aimet.png


Also a developers blog on 7 reasons why people should try LAIM...

A small group of AOL developers have been working on an alternate version of AIM. This version doesn't really have a name because nobody knows how to describe it. AIM Lite, Lighter AIM, AIM ET (Experimental Technology). I think the best name for it is LAIM. It's cool, easy to say, makes fun of itself (lame), and differentiates itself from AIM by not having 'AIM' as a word in its name. I've had some experience working with members of the LAIM team, and here are 7 reasons you should check it out.

1. Lightning Fast. There's no (software) middle man. Every component is there for a reason, and great steps have been taken to ensure that performance is not compromised. Sign in time is quick, and even large buddy lists load dramatically fast. I was surprised by how fast the app feels.

2. Small Footprint. No middle man means less mouths to feed. Memory usage is lower than most IM clients by a long shot. The LAIM team treats new code like its a module in a space capsule, if its too heavy it won't fly. And it's the plan to keep it that way.

3. Simple Installation. Sometimes big companies like to advertise other products or bundle their apps with other things. Even worse, these things are sometimes opt-out, not opt-in. LAIM uses a nice NSIS installer that cleans up whatever it installed on your machine. If you try and install a newer version of LAIM, the installation is silent, like Google Talk's upgrade feature.

4. Back to Basics. This is a reset. LAIM is back to chat and file transfers. Other things are being added, but the point is to keep it as a tight functional core. Many people who run LAIM for the first time will probably feel like the fluff is gone. Things that can be done inline are done inline. UI clutter is at a minimum (well, because there aren't that many features yet). For example, there are no menu bars. The menu bar on the Buddy List is the leftmost titlebar button that looks like a drop down arrow.

5. Room to Grow. Firefox proved to the world that building an app as a platform is the way to go. LAIM's being written to eventually be a platform for allowing extensions / plug-ins. Let's not forget theming, that's on the plan too. By letting it be a platform, new experiences can be tested in LAIM before making it to production AIM clients (like AIM Triton).

6. New Technology. LAIM uses Boxely, the new XML-based UI platform, which is also being developed at AOL. Boxely is like XUL on steroids. Easy to customize but very powerful. It supports animations, compositing UI elements like Photoshop layers, different layouts in a simple XML language which is easy to understand. There's a reason LAIM doesn't encrypt its UI, you can find out why yourself ;)

7. It Needs You. You can tell the LAIM developers what you like and don't like about the app. Unlike other apps at AOL, this is an experimental client, so the requirements are well, flexible. Click on the WTF? button and leave feedback. You can believe me that they read every comment. Use the comments to pitch an idea of how you think instant messaging should be.

This is really early software, so even the site is not finished, but check it out and download it. I promise it won't bite!