5.5. Instant Messaging

5.5.1. Solutions

Mac OS X comes bundled with iChat, which can use AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Jabber, or a .Mac/MobileMe account for standard instant messaging. The Mac OS X Server iChat solution is actually a pretty interface for managing the popular Jabber open-source instant messaging server. Most other applications have support for Mac OS X as well, including Microsoft Messenger.

5.5.2. Microsoft Messenger

Microsoft Messenger is installed as part of the Microsoft Office 2008 suite, which ties in well to the Office Communication Server environment at most enterprise environments. Mac clients are available for most other third-party messaging solutions, and if they are not, a Jabber server environment can often be ...

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