View Full Version : Dont own a mac but...

08-30-2005, 05:01 PM
hey all im having some software problems with my Boss's Mac... she is trying to use Yahoo Messenger. however when she opens it up there is no liscense agreement..and then when it installs it freezes whenever she IM's someone.. it wont even allow her to type anything in the IM Window. im a PC user so this is all very foreign to me.. i told her to do a virex scan.. and she did. ntohing was found tho.

Thanks for the help...


Ugly n Grey
08-30-2005, 05:12 PM
uninstall and reinstall the latest version

08-30-2005, 05:14 PM
oh yeah sorry UnG.. we did that already..

thanks for the super fast reply tho..

Ugly n Grey
08-30-2005, 05:17 PM
LOL. OK well you just kinda stated the obvious for me..

Uhm Allright, what MAC, what version of the OS is she running?

08-30-2005, 05:18 PM
its a powerbook or ibook.. i assume G4 cuz it looks newer...and its OS X... not sure which revision i think 10.3 Panther???

08-30-2005, 05:21 PM
try this. It's a multi IM client app.


08-30-2005, 05:23 PM
i tried to use Gaim but theres no Mac installer

awesome.. i'll show her

Ugly n Grey
08-30-2005, 05:25 PM
OK well the latest revision has been reported as having problems for sure, and Yahoo hasn't done much work on it in two years except minor tweaks. She may have to switch to iChat or other open source clients that connect to the yahoo network... Without being there in front of it, it's tough to know what's going on

08-30-2005, 08:21 PM
your absolutely correct. i got her on fire or ifire or whatever it is.. and it seemed to work.. so we will see what she says tomorrow.....

Thanks guys..
as always XS rocks.

08-31-2005, 09:30 AM
use fire.. im on an ibook right now and i use fire.. after trying the other standard clients for yahoo, msn and aim, i was so frustrated i wanted to shoot myself.. i found fire, and now im a bit happier.. only problem i find with it is that it is useless for file transfers and direct connect.. it just wont do it.

09-02-2005, 10:08 AM
Why don't you try Adium (http://www.adiumx.com/) it's a really good Multi IM I do well with it most of time...

09-02-2005, 01:03 PM
Adium is deffinatly the best OS X IM client. You can log into just about everything know to man!

09-02-2005, 01:37 PM
Adium is deffinatly the best OS X IM client. You can log into just about everything know to man!

Yeap definitly, I fell in love with that mighty duck, when I started editing video and subtituling films with a G4 at work... It's far away the best multi IM.

09-04-2005, 02:11 PM
i found the answer to the title of this post!!!

dont own a mac but... do own a hat!


09-05-2005, 01:26 AM
back from your 3day vacation hu?

Ugly n Grey
09-05-2005, 08:09 AM
back from your 3day vacation hu?

09-05-2005, 08:52 AM
Yheayhea alright already UnG I'll try to be frendly next time :)

It's just he just got back from his "holiday" and he's fooling around again :)

so thought I might reply in a funny way, apparently it wasn't funny? :)