3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2012 11:54 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
buddybob2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I depend on iChat for screen sharing sessions with another Mac user. Both of us have OS X 10.6x installed. Will upgrading to OS 10.7 or 10.8 on either machine disable iChat?


iChat, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)

    HI,

     

    Yes and no.

     

    In Mountain Lion iChat becomes the new Messages App.

    This adds the ability to send iMessages to iPhone Telephone Numbers and iOS devices using Apple IDs

     

    AT OS X 10.8.2 and iOS 6 you can send iMessages from your Mac as if they were from the iPhone Number.

     

    iMessages are also displayed across all devices and computers using the Same Apple ID.

     

    All the other functions of Chat remain including Screen Sharing.

     

    At OS X 10.7.x you will have iChat 6

    This does change the servers used to log in AIM based accounts/Screen Names.

    It also adds the ability to Text Chat to Yahoo Buddies (It adds the ability to add a  Yahoo Account to your List but it will only Text chat)

    Messages Beta did come out during the period before Mountain Lion's release but you cannot download it now.

     

     

     

     

     

     


    7:52 PM      Wednesday; October 24, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • buddybob2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Ralph.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)

    For the points    Correct tick

     

     

     

     


    7:54 PM      Thursday; October 25, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously