Saturday! Saturday is my day off from my regular job, which is actually one of my busiest days because it’s the day that I wake in the morning, have my coffee and get to “work” here on Mac PowerPC. I always try to have 3 posts for the following week done by the end of the day. But enough about me! I hope you guys will like what I found for PowerPC this week!
I still use MSN once in awhile because I’m from the time when MSN was the coolest thing online. I still like to use iChat, as it’s one of my favorite instant messengers. It’s simple, clean and relatively easy to use…Some of you might think that I’m only a mac fan but the fact is if we enjoy Mac OS X applications and systems it’s OUR preference at the end of the day!
Social Networking is really bringing everyone in front of a computer, making people spend more money for new machines + tablets + phones that support a connection to internet and to the world. These days most people are so connected and synchronized to the web, that it seems like the possibilities of the internet are unlimited!
So far what we really need are applications to help us to keep in touch and connected to our various Social Networks. If you have new machine (they keep popping up like apples!!) you are safe. If you have an old-school, cult status apple/mac and choose to keep it for some reason, the good ol’ PowerPC processor runs your favourite “roarrrr”! Here are few more options to help you out:
* MSN 7.0.2 – I confess I tried it and I liked it, it’s simple but effective. To bad it doesn’t support web-cams, but if you have any problems with other apps, MSN 7 seems at least stable. – http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads
* Skype – If you got tired about all the hunting that never ends or sometimes likely doesn’t work at all, go skype, because the version for PowerPC 2.8.0 work very well for you. – http://www.skype.com/
* BuzzBird – It’s a Twitter client that was missing in the hunt, this is an great Open Source that works really well on your PowerPC machine 10.4 or later. -http://getbuzzbird.com/bb/
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: