Who remembers the ORIGINAL (if I’m not wrong) Instant Messenger ICQ? Yeah, those days are way gone but since 2010, ICQ was purchased for the Mail.ru Group and they are trying to bring ICQ back for popular use. I’m not sure if this blast from the past will gain back the popularity it had back in 1996, but it’s worth a try! (The name ICQ is a homophone for the phrase “I seek you”. This is an adaptation of the Morse code callout “CQ“, which means “calling any station”. From Wikipedia).
Now there are ICQ apps for most of mobile phones and OSs, but if you want to install it in your PowerPC machine, you can look for the ICQ 3.4.23 (the legacy version) and start searching for friends and invite others to join this chat client (that I think will be around for awhile!)
I see that MSN is trying everything to keep connecting people but Facebook took over everything! Now time will only tell where this will end up and the question is “Who and what will be the next big thing on the internet?”
All Apple users know that MSN for Mac is something that won’t ever become more user friendly. I don’t know why, but it is terrible if you compare with the version for Windows! Anyways, MSN for mac seems to be 2 or 3 versions behind. The funny thing is that MS Office 11 is of good quality for mac, but MSN continues to stay behind the pack. I don’t need to mention that MSN for PowerPC is archaic! For Intel right now you can use the web-cam. I think they really want to kill MSN! But a very simple and great app comes to the orchard to save our lifes: “Adium”. Adium is awesome app and runs very smoothy for PowerPC… even if you are still using Tiger (10.4.11). I also need mention Mercury Messenger because it is a very simple basic looking program but works much better than MSN. I can not forget to give a chance to our friend from Linux AMSN, it’s also a great app to keep in touch with all your friends and it’s the only one that supports web-cam for PowerPC users!!!!! If you want to try some of the programs I have mentioned, you can go to http://www.macupdate.com/ and make your choice! Also few links bellow: