Mountain Lion: Messages replaces iChat, gets public beta
Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:19 AM
How does this play with Notes and Communicator users? Critical in an office/engineering environment!
And what of screen sharing? I see no mention of this feature.
There seems to be room for more development!
Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:44 AM
I'm betting you are right...
Here's how it will go, you can buy apple remote desktop (ARD) from the MacApp store and restore this once free service OR do it thru Back To My Mac which was once a MobileMe service which has the same name but is now part of iCloud which should go a long way to confuse more folks (I know there are other way's but this is Apple's way). Oh well, I will just do that while I look for something to replace Galleries (PhotoStream? Really?), Keychain sync, iDisk and others... sheeesh
Besides... Everyone knows a Lion can whip a Mountain Lion any day... <---- also bass akwards (just a little rant and humor everyone :-)
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:14 AM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:43 AM
Still there under the Video menu. You can download it and try it out if you are using Lion.
iMessages Beta Ready for Download
This post has been edited by jdb8167: 16 February 2012 - 07:44 AM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:59 AM
Yes. Messages continues to allow screen sharing with non iMessage users.
Seriously folks, Messages is just iChat + iMessage and a new name. Everything that was there before seems to be there now. If you hated iChat before and you don’t view iMessage to be a compelling enough feature to change your mind, you will hate Messages. Conversely, if you liked iChat before, I can’t see how this would make you dislike it.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:07 AM
This is very true. The actual application folder is still called iChat.app even though the name in the Finder is Messages. Download the beta and do a Get Info on the application.
This post has been edited by jdb8167: 16 February 2012 - 09:07 AM