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I just got the following email from one of the IBMers in IBM’s Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Group to whom I had recommended buying an XO:

HI David – –my 2 daughters LOVE the XOs!!!! They were able to jump right on and start using them! Thanks so much for recommending them! You made me a hit with the kids.

My one daughter uses ‘AIM” all the time with her friends from school…….www.aim.com. For some reason , the XO won’t work for AIM. Do you know if there is something I need to download to make that work? Any thoughts. THANKS!!!

I took a look at the cited web site, and realized I’m too old — literally — to deal with it. Does anyone out there have any ideas why the XO won’t work with it?

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Written by daveshields

January 3, 2008 at 2:32 am

Posted in xo-laptop

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  1. Someone at olpcnews forum explains how to install pidgin, which is an un-sugarized instant messenger which works with AIM: http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=198.msg4828#msg4828

    Eduardo H. Silva

    January 4, 2008 at 12:51 am

  2. aim.com won’t work because the browser on the XO laptop is single threaded (only supports one window) and (if memory serves) aim.com needs to spawn multiple browser windows to work. (I can’t check if this is still the case on a full-fledged browser because i am at a friend’s house on my XO laptop right now.)

    however, meebo (meebo.com) works. you can use AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! messenger on meebo

    Winnie

    January 12, 2008 at 8:08 am


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