i'm using miranda. works the same way as trillian, but there are some things miranda does that trillian does not. for example, for icq i'll know when the message gets sent to the other person, whereas that's not the case when i used trillian. sometimes i send a message via trillian but the other party does not receive it, and here i am thinking my message got through. this has happened on more than 1 occassion.
YAY MSN! lol
i started off using ICQ back in like 94 but then i find it too heavy weight nowadays.. MSN is light, hardly ever crashes (unlike ICQ) and the functions all work perfectly (unlike ICQ ) ive also tried Yahoo but it tends to hang as well althought the functions work fine. AIM is well..... i dunno.. it works fine but i just dont like it because i only had like 2 person on it lol and was quite redundant.
many would choose trillian coz it is all of the above but there are limitation in functions but u can mess around with the names of users like ICQ for MSN. lol do i make sense?