LAN Chat Software (Mac & PC)

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by dominiquejames, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. dominiquejames

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    I'm looking for a LAN chat software that can run on both PC and Mac. Your recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Hello DJ. I have been looking for a similar app for quite sometime now and I found Snap Talk.
    I haven't tried it but from what it says, it seems like a great chat over LAN program and it's cross platform too.:)
    Here is the link: www.glassbead.com/snaptalk/index.shtml

    ~hacksaw
     
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    We're experimenting with Jabber in our office. I don't know all the tech specs but initially it was just installed on a workstation that acted as a server (we just kept that particular unit on all the time...). Later we transferred it to a real server.

    It's open source and freeware, and has worked fine for us. iChat and Adium both support the Jabber protocol (I use Adium for that), and there are several clients available for Windows (most of the Windows users in the office use GAIM).

    It's great, and worth a try. Hope this helps.
     
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    For Unix-based OSes, you can launch the terminal app then use talk. If you want more info, enter man talk at the terminal.
     
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    SnapTalk works great! Thanks Dennis!
     

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