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I cannot believe that the WengoPhone (http://www.openwengo.com) is not listed?! I know I know, there are soooo many products available...
But seriously, Wengo could provide some SERIOUS open-source cometition to the proprietary skype stuff. It uses open protocols (SIP) so you can use any service you want, not just the provider's which (happens to be a French phone company!) can you believe that! A commercial product DESIGNED to be interoperable! awesome.
I vote gaim/ekiga/gaim/ekiga/gaim/ekiga (although they serve different purposes though don't they??)
Kind of silly to group CLI and GUI clients together in the same poll, IMHO.
I'm actually very glad that the GNOME folks(and others) made Ekiga as easy as it is today.
If you want to show your newly born kid in real time, a plain irc client will not help you. Video and audio are by all means a huge deal in modern internet messaging.
Originally Posted by Gamgee
Also, IM clients and IRC clients are a little hard to compare in the same poll too.
What's so special about irc?
I only care about the protocols it supports.
As far as I know, no irc client supports both SIP and H.323... (I only use irc for dcc file sharing)
While text messaging was amazing in the past, video and sound will soon become a standard.
I use KSIRC for IRC chat and LICQ for instant messaging.
From the choises here, probably Kopete is the best...
But there are two reasons I don't use it:
It doesn't have file transfer support, and
it constantly reads the status messages
of users in my contact list and since many of them use QIP - a MS-Windows ICQ client,
they get a popup message that I read their status, so it's annoyning for them
What about the new Wengophone2! I really like it, and it does wonders in such a very short development time compared to all the other shoddy and long-developed apps out there that still can't perform certain such features.