This program sucks in my opinion. I've never seen a program kill a processor quicker in my life. For example: AIM sitting idle used 2-10% of the CPU. Typing into an AIM window uses 30-40% of the CPU. This is just ridiculous. I can type in Omniweb an text will appear as I type, in AIM, the text doesn't appear until i've typed at least one or two more words. Has anyone else noticed these types of speed problems with AIM?
Unfortunately, the latest version of fire does not have AOL support, and the older versions that have AOL support are being blocked by AOL. I have heard that version 0.24.a actually has working AOL support, but I have been unable to obtain this version, as it is not on the Fire server. Can anyone verify that version 0.24.a works with AOL, and if so tell me how I can get it? While I have not had the speed problems with AOL instant messenger, I do much prefer fire.
Not only does AIM suck, with it's ads and it's bloatedness and it's general badness, but Fire was out way back when. The guy has a bunch of other stuff too. He's been making it for a long time, it's totally free, you can grab the source code... *takes a big sniff for the little guy*
syncing your buddylist shouldn't be so bad, just do it once, then grab the fire folder out of your library and just put it on the other comps when you install fire on them. not a biggie, just sync it once.