Gaim + Aim, MSN, and Xfire. Then I use Skype with some of my friends for games.
im mainly an MSN messenger/yahoo messenger whore although in truth these are just really a poor mans text messenging service.
I use the newest version of MSN Live, and the oldest version of AIM.
I mainly use AIM, MSN, and Xfire, though occasionally I'll venture into the IRC channel if that counts. In Linux, I use AIM and MSN in one with Gaim.
All of my "local" friends, the people I know personally, use AIM. Most of my MSN contacts are people from these forums and the network, and Xfire is for clan contacts.
MSN, simply because of the features.
Mind you, me and Wiener couldn't bleedin' hear each other over video calling last night. :(
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
Windows Live Messenger. Quite fine, nothing to complain as long as I can keep up with friends without getting much ads and silly features. I've only tried ICQ once, it was ok but not better than MSNM. Also, I don't think any of my friends use other IMs than Microsoft's.
Live Messenger, Multiple instances with patch.
I use it because I've been using it for years and I'm familiar with it.
I used to use Trillian Basic for my Hotmail account, and Live for my personal account, but I now use Live for both.
Oh yes, and Xfire for gaming.