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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Gaim 630 52.41%
Kopete 282 23.46%
Skype 89 7.40%
Gizmo 10 0.83%
GnomeMeeting 5 0.42%
Psi 22 1.83%
xchat 44 3.66%
konversation 19 1.58%
aMSN 65 5.41%
Irssi 27 2.25%
BitchX 9 0.75%
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:03 PM   #16
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
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Not much for messaging, but xchat gets my vote
Old 01-31-2006, 03:21 AM   #17
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Debian
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kopete, i prefer some integration in KDE. its lovely to see pictures and on/offline information shared between several apps, and being able to send files from konqi directly to online contacts and stuff like that.
Old 01-31-2006, 04:46 AM   #18
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: LT
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no tkabber IMO the best jabber client out there. irssi gets my wote then.
Old 01-31-2006, 06:36 AM   #19
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Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
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Where is Licq?
Old 01-31-2006, 07:30 AM   #20
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Location: Mumbai, India
Distribution: Open SUSE, FC 4, Ubuntu 5.10
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Kopete ...smat + intelligent for me
Old 01-31-2006, 09:52 AM   #21
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Arch, Debian and FreeBSD
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irssi + bitlbee is my preferred tool to chat on any network.

I also like weechat a bit, because it seems to use less resources and functions like irssi.
Old 01-31-2006, 06:20 PM   #22
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Debian Etch
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I use skype all the time and sometimes Gaim to get in touch with friends and family who use msn yahoo etc.
Old 02-01-2006, 06:11 AM   #23
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Distribution: Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 116

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Best GUI based im: GAIM
Best irc client: irssi
Old 02-01-2006, 11:36 AM   #24
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Breezy Badger
Posts: 248

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I only ever use the Gaim. The rest don't come close to its ease of use and number of features as well as looking nice. Plus I can still use it when I use Windows. Also, the version after 2.0 should start supporting voice and video chats to some degree in the main tree.
Old 02-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #25
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Scotland, UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 9.10, ubuntu 8.04.2 server
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Kopete, hopefully, maby, googletalk will join the large number of protocols it connects to
Old 02-01-2006, 02:12 PM   #26
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GAIM does everything I need all in one package. For all the OS's I use, so it gets my vote
Old 02-01-2006, 02:39 PM   #27
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GAIM is way too cool!
Old 02-01-2006, 03:23 PM   #28
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Actually perfer centericq. As a second I'll go gaim.
Old 02-01-2006, 03:57 PM   #29
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I use Skype all the time and would like to vote for it here, but I can't. The Linux version is too buggy and the bugs aren't getting fixed. (The fact that it is closed source isn't helping, either ) So, reluctantly, my vote goes to gaim.
Old 02-02-2006, 08:42 AM   #30
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The one I have used the most is GAIM, and I think it is worth my vote.


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