Grandparents wish to videochat with grandchilden. We have PC Dell 700m laptop running XP - they have an eMAC with MAC OS X.
Can anyone suggest the combination of hardware & software which will give us the best steup? We both use Xtra broadband.
Aloha: That's true, this is one of the reasons why we sold my wife's Apple Powerbook and bought a Sony laptop.
She uses Messenger all the time and she couldnt use video as Mac's have lack of video messaging capability at the moment.
Only ichat can use webcam, but the webcam for the Apple's are extremely expensive (iSight) I was not able to attach any other webcam. They tell that some Logitech webcam would do, I dont know.
JAMMAN2110: Easier: ditch the mac?
gehenna:JAMMAN2110: Easier: ditch the mac?
We both use Xtra broadband.
Hmmm. People will have different views on this. Xtra does offer faster plans, that are certainly broadband. Some are way faster than the old 128Kbps upstream.
But, yes... Not everyone in New Zealand is lucky to be in the TelstraClear coverage area... Yes, 10Mbps down/2Mbps up is a breeze. But we are OT now, and this was discussed before - with no conclusions. But feel free to open a new thread in the Broadband forum...
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Up4It: I'm new here... but just a quick offtopic point. Xtra ain't "Broadband"