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Hi there,
I'm trying to contact my niece in the UK, via webcam. She has a PC, a webcam and is using MSN, I have a Mac a webcam and am TRYING to use MSN.
Having just spent the time and money getting broadband and getting a webcam and getting MSN... I discover that MSN v5 is the only one that is available for a Mac and doesn't like my webcam. Or indeed, any webcam. Or Macs.
Apparently, I need to upgrade but can't seem to find the software I need.
Now, am I missing something here, or does that somehow really suck? Or should I just buy her a Mac for Christmas?
You'd think they'd be an easier option. There has to be a solution; and whatever it is, it isn't me buying a PC.
Any ideas?!!

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Hi there,

You can download alternate programs that will connect you to your MSN acount and will allowe you to use your webcam with any user...asuming you have the proper drivers n such/your mac recognizes your cam

I know of two programs
One of them is "Murcery messenger" http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25617
and the other is "aMSN" http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/email_chat/amsn.html

Goodluck... and I would still suggest buying her a mac... windows is crap lol

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Hi there,
I'm trying to contact my niece in the UK, via webcam. She has a PC, a webcam and is using MSN, I have a Mac a webcam and am TRYING to use MSN.
Having just spent the time and money getting broadband and getting a webcam and getting MSN... I discover that MSN v5 is the only one that is available for a Mac and doesn't like my webcam. Or indeed, any webcam. Or Macs.
Apparently, I need to upgrade but can't seem to find the software I need.
Now, am I missing something here, or does that somehow really suck? Or should I just buy her a Mac for Christmas?
You'd think they'd be an easier option. There has to be a solution; and whatever it is, it isn't me buying a PC.
Any ideas?!!

Try a free web-based camchat service like webcamnow (webcamnow.com). All you need is an up-to-date web browser. It's a good backup system in case MSN or AIM goes down.

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