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    Yahoo Messenger

    Would any user of this like to express views as to the advantages and disadvantages of this software, please?

    Does it do "nasty things" to your computer?

    Why do you use it in preference to MSN Messenger 6.2, say?

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    Re: Yahoo Messenger

    John,

    I don't have it installed. However, my experience with the various IM programs is that a user initially installs whichever program that a friend recommends because the friend is already on that particular IM network. I don't believe there is a substantial difference or impact between any of the big three (MS, AOL, Yahoo). If you are considering installing it and already have one of the others perhaps you should consider one of the IM aggregators such as Trillian - not necessarily an endorsement just the first name that came to mind.

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    Re: Yahoo Messenger

    I elected not to install it, even though it came with my DSL software. I don't use the Microsoft messenger either, except at work where I can't avoid it. As far as I'm concerned, email is plenty fast enough, and I don't like the exposure I feel using a messenger.
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    Re: Yahoo Messenger

    I agree with Joe. I've used Trillian for more than a year and haven't had any issues regarding privacy - intrusion - hijacks. I uninstalled because I realized I was losing more than one hour a day in the IM network. If you don't trust Yahoo! you might want to install Trillian (assuming it's as Joe said that you want to chat with a friend who's already in Yahoo! and not that you want to find a special feature, because Trillian has pretty standard options for the supported IM services). HTH.
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    Re: Yahoo Messenger

    I've used ICQ, AIM (AOL's), MSN, and Yahoo Instant messengers finding each good at one or two things - but none of them being the "best" suited for me.

    If you want a straight text chat client, go for the all-in-one clients. GAIM is an open source, cross-platform client that handles these 4, plus a few lesser known clients. It's my current choice for the all-in-one route.

    If you want the voice / video / enhanced file transfer options, then you'll want whatever client your peer is using.
    Christopher Baldrey

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