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Old 08-04-2003, 11:18 AM
Artashes Artashes is offline
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Anyone uses Trillian?


Just wondering if this program slows down the PC?

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Old 08-04-2003, 11:41 AM
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I use it occasionally. It slows down the PC less than running Aim, Yahoo, MSN and ICQ all at the same time.
Really though, the impact on the local machine is minimal, although you have to recind some of the advanced features of each respective chat software.

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Old 08-04-2003, 01:17 PM
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It did for me though I assume this computer's a rare case. A few days ago I installed it, and ran it. The desktop slowed to a crawl as soon as I opened Outlook Express. I eventually got it to shut down, and uninstalled Trillian. Instantly the slow grind went away, and everything was back to normal.

I have a bit of an odd setup on this thing to squeeze some extra power out of it so it may have just choked on a missing service or some-such.

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Old 08-04-2003, 01:28 PM
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I use it and now im thinking maybe its the cause of my computer crashing....
Done a format about a week ago and it was working fine until....i installed a few programs, triallian was one of the program i installed.
It was working fine for a day after the format (norma crashes every 30 mins or so) but it started again.
Cant remember if it started after or before installing trillian but maybe i will do uninstall to check it out

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Old 08-04-2003, 01:43 PM
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I use it on my computer and haven't noticed any difference at all in speeds

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Old 08-04-2003, 01:56 PM
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Thanks for feedback. I guess I'll be delaying installing the program.

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Old 08-04-2003, 01:58 PM
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I also use it and don't notice any slow downs.

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Old 08-04-2003, 02:02 PM
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No difference in performance with it running... it's probably just the computers with lesser power and memory that are struggling.

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Old 08-04-2003, 02:37 PM
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I use the Pro version, and I think it rocks.

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Old 08-04-2003, 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by Artashes
Thanks for feedback. I guess I'll be delaying installing the program.
We had nothing but problems with Trillian. We're running Gain now, and it's quite good.

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php

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Old 08-04-2003, 02:49 PM
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it's probably just the computers with lesser power and memory that are struggling.
1.2 Ghz with 512 Ram. Not a sports car but more than enough not to choke on a messenger

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Old 08-04-2003, 03:14 PM
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What I really miss is Ericsson iPulse, I loved that little but powerful and super-duper fast IM...

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Old 08-04-2003, 03:23 PM
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For those of you using Outlook or Outlook Express and Trillian and get slow performance, you can try one thing that worked for me.

Outlook Express:

Tools - Options - General Tab

Uncheck "Automatically log on to Windows Messenger"


Outlook:

Tools - Options - Other Tab

Uncheck "Enable Instant Messaging in Microsoft Outlook"


Don't know if it will work for you, but fixed my performance problems.

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Old 08-04-2003, 03:24 PM
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Trillian Pro 2.0 will be much better than 1.0 is now. It'll have 'real' tabs and such. If you want to use it, I would suggest waiting for it, or signing up now and hoping it comes out within a year.

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Old 08-04-2003, 04:30 PM
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its the best, with the SKINS r dope ass.....

i use the free 1 but soon ill go PrO o_O, soon...

i have ALL my friends use it and i see no diff on the computer..

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