AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)

AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)- is a well-known IM tool.  for the latest beta.

Native alternatives for non-windows platforms
- Pidgin (previously GAIM, works with AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ and many others)

- Kopete (KDE's IM client. Supports AIM, Yahoo, MSN and many others!)

- Adium (OSX application. Supports a plurality of protocols)#

Note: AIM has a Linux version, but its features lag way behind the Windows version.

Application Details:

Developer: America Online (AOL)

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
1.0AIM 1.0Platinum0.9.19.10 AIM for Windows version AIM has undergone a complete overhaul since version 7.5, and has started a new version numbering scheme.Garbage1.4.110
4.xVersion 4Platinum0.9.45.30
5.xVersion 5Platinum5.0.5-staging80
6.1AIM 6.1 is the next generation of instant messagingGarbage0.9.37.10
6.5Version 6.5Bronze1.0-rc160
6.8Version 6.8Garbage1.1.1920
6.9Version 6.9Garbage1.1.1920
7.0Version 7.0Garbage1.1.2210
7.5Version 7.5 of the AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) Program.Garbage1.3.3320
AIM Lite (LAIM)LAIM is a lightweight version of AIMGarbage1.3.1120