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does msn live messenger work in crossover?

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just curious if msn live messenger worked in crossover, with cam capabilities.
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just curious if msn live messenger worked in crossover, with cam capabilities.

Good question.

I'm considering recommending crossover to all my switcher friends who complain about e-banking and stuff... and MSN is another issue. Everybody in HK uses MSN Messenger (and no one uses AOL). And getting the iSight to work consistently with aMSN is a bitch. Works every time with Mercury, but Mercury is painfully slow and has a horrible interface.
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Good question.

I'm considering recommending crossover to all my switcher friends who complain about e-banking and stuff... and MSN is another issue. Everybody in HK uses MSN Messenger (and no one uses AOL). And getting the iSight to work consistently with aMSN is a bitch. Works every time with Mercury, but Mercury is painfully slow and has a horrible interface.

yeah i downloaded mercury to test it out on my windows computer ( my only computer ) and it was terribly slow. Anyone know if msn works in cross over?
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #4 of 9
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no one uses crossover or something?
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

no one uses crossover or something?

I could test to see if it runs but I don't have a camera. I would doubt that cameras will work because Crossover doesn't have USB support AFAIK. It should work fine in Parallels or VMWare though.
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I could test to see if it runs but I don't have a camera. I would doubt that cameras will work because Crossover doesn't have USB support AFAIK. It should work fine in Parallels or VMWare though.

thing is though is that i don't feel like running it in a window which is in a window, i want it on my desktop like a regular program.
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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thing is though is that i don't feel like running it in a window which is in a window, i want it on my desktop like a regular program.

That's what the coherence mode is for. It hides the Windows desktop levaing the application on its own. I haven't managed to get it to work though.

http://www.parallels.com/products/coherence/
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That's what the coherence mode is for. It hides the Windows desktop levaing the application on its own. I haven't managed to get it to work though.

http://www.parallels.com/products/coherence/

can you use cam in parallels?
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

can you use cam in parallels?

It seems so but I can't verify it myself:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=210201
http://forums.parallels.com/thread8796.html

It looks as though all you do is use the isight drivers from the Bootcamp installer.
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