Best alternative to Windows Live Messenger
I'm looking for alternative programs other then the offical client to use with Yahoo messenger on Windows.
What options are there? Preferably free and with no ads/spyware.
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Or Trillian, though there is the option of a paid version of this one.
I know that @Force Flow already mentioned Trillian, but I'm going to expand on this...
Trillian is the best all-in-one solution I have ever seen. It handles Yahoo Messenger and your contacts, etc extremely well.
I have used Trillian myself (the free version), which works extremely well, and does what I need it to do...
If you decide to accept Trillian as your accepted answer, give the checkmark to @Force Flow, since he mentioned it first.
I suggest that you have a look at Pidgin. It's an open source messaging client which support a wide range of protocols. (Open Source programs are usually free for ads and malware, and this applies to Pidgin as well)
For a more comprehensive list of the alternatives out there, check out this article on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_instant_messaging_clients