2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 2:19 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
mgroote Level 1 (0 points)

Will iChat work with computers of the Microsoft variety??

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Server
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,231 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    In Mountain Lion, iChat was replaced so now it's Messsages. You can use it to talk with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac with Messages application, but you can also configure a Jabber, Google Talk, AIM or Yahoo! account to talk with people with other computers

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (71,158 points)



    iChat or Messages will Video chat to legacy versions of AIM for PC  (AIM 7.x.x.x. and earlier) and Trillian with the Pro add-on to Video chat.


    Jabber and Yahoo Chats are text only.


    The iChat Server is a Jabber server  so Jabber Buddies could be added to the client users Buddy Lists.



    10:18 PM      Monday; December 10, 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