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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Gaim 597 56.00%
Psi 7 0.66%
Skype 69 6.47%
Kopete 233 21.86%
GnomeMeeting 16 1.50%
xchat 44 4.13%
konversation 14 1.31%
aMSN 72 6.75%
Irssi 14 1.31%
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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Messaging App of the Year

A new award this year.
Old 12-30-2004, 10:18 PM   #2
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You forgot aMSN
Old 12-31-2004, 01:22 AM   #3
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how about xchat and konversation?
Old 12-31-2004, 02:08 AM   #4
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hey what about gyach??
Old 12-31-2004, 02:08 AM   #5
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and bsflite:
Old 12-31-2004, 08:32 AM   #6
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Gaim. Easy, looks good, works good
Old 12-31-2004, 08:46 AM   #7
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Is there a Jabber application as such? I thought it was a protocol.
Old 12-31-2004, 12:19 PM   #8
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aMSN you insensitive clod!
Old 12-31-2004, 12:36 PM   #9
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gaim all the way
Old 12-31-2004, 01:23 PM   #10
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since you included xchat, which is an IRC client, where are the rest?
I suppose you chose to leave IRSSI off the list since it would blow the rest out of the water
Old 12-31-2004, 01:26 PM   #11
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Thumbs up

Well I don't use IM as much as I used to but I will go with Gaim, as it does what I needed it to do.
Old 12-31-2004, 03:42 PM   #12
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XChat and Gaim in the same catagory? Oh dear, what to choose, what to choose.
Old 12-31-2004, 07:01 PM   #13
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Gaim's support for the MSN protocol is nothing compared to AMSN's. An example:

I added 10 people to my buddy list from my old work after I quit, so after 3 weeks of them not talking to me while I used Gaim, I decided to open my account in AMSN to see what was going on. As soon as AMSN opened, 10 windows popped up with people waiting for my permission to talk to me. The Gaim team needs to work on this a bit more.
Old 12-31-2004, 08:39 PM   #14
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There is an IRC client in this list, so where are Irssi, ERC (Emacs IRC Client), BitchX?

Also, Bitlbee is awesome... "IRC to other chat networks gateway", lets you use your IRC client for interacting with any chat networks supported by Gaim. (Uses Gaim code for the protocol support, but is an entirely separate program)

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Old 12-31-2004, 08:43 PM   #15
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Gaim is the one I picked.


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