AnewBeauty From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
Are there any Airliners.Net members that use Yahoo! Messenger, that would like to chat about Aviation & would like to exchange screen names? I just figured it's a faster form of Chatting, until chat is up on Airliners.
The peak for Yahoo! Messenger, but Y! messenger never gained significant market share. The 3 big players are AIM, ICQ, and MSN, with ICQ diminishing and MSN and AIM taking up the rest. It seems like Yahoo! products are all headed towards a downward spiral. The Yahoo! - Google rivalry is pretty much over. . . Yahoo! in my opinion is pretty much done (on its own) unless it can join forces with some company like Microsoft.
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
I've got AIM on my computer because the folks I work for require it.
Just as a point of information, I use the version for Windows 95 because it's not nearly the memory hog that later versions are.It also works with Vista as well. It's pathetic, really, the way it whinges and begs and importunes you to "upgrade".
I also removed it from my start menu because having that trash trying to boot itself in the middle of all my other startup tasks is a huge pain in the ass. Of course, once you start it it reinstalls itself in the start menu and you have to remove it all over again, which is why I have the system configuration utility come up every time I start my computer.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11918 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
I turn on YIM sometimes for fun to see who is on. I used it long long ago when Yahoo! had chat room links in their YIM. Now, I rarely use any messenger. If anyone wants to contact me, they can either e-mail or call.