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Getting Started with Your Mac and Mac OS X Tiger by Scott Kelby

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Lesson 7. How to Chat with Friends Online

Time

This lesson takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Goals

To set up your Mac to use text, audio, and even video chatting using Apple’s iChat software, then to converse with friends and co-workers via the Internet using iChat.

Text chatting (the ability to have an online conversation by typing messages between computers) has been around for years now, and Mac OS X Tiger comes with one of the best-designed, best-implemented, and most fun interfaces for text chatting that’s available today. But if you just text chat, you’re missing one of the coolest experiences you can have on your Mac—video chatting. iChat AV lets you text chat, audio chat (which is kind of like an internet-based phone), and, ...

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