AOL IM shutting down

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  1. pastout

    pastout Registered

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    My sister-in-law is having this problem. Her AOL IM shuts down frequently while she's using it. She denies clicking any links or that it happens with any consistancy to who she is talking to or time of day. She has a 3 week old Mac Mini with the latest version of AOL IM installed. Does anybody have any ideas for a fix? Thanks in advance.
     
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    A fix - use iChat instead. It's in the applications folder. Compatible with AOL/AIM, or a number of other IM programs available.
    Fire, Adium, etc.
     
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    I think what bobw is so eloquently trying to say is that AOL IM for OS X isn't very stable, reliable, feature-filled, user-friendly, or generally useful for anything at all.

    iChat really is a great solution for AOL IM. I think your sister-in-law will enjoy the interface a little more as well. And no ads :)
     
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    AIM program for the Mac is unstable. I got frequent hangs. Since I been using Mighty Mouse, it has froze on me several times. Adium, and Ichat are much better.
     
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    Thanks...I'll try to learn how to use iChat and then I'll teach her to use it.
     

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