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View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Gaim 611 51.52%
Kopete 257 21.67%
Skype 71 5.99%
Gizmo 6 0.51%
Ekiga (was GnomeMeeting) 14 1.18%
Psi 27 2.28%
XChat 43 3.63%
konversation 22 1.85%
aMSN 67 5.65%
Irssi 38 3.20%
BitchX 8 0.67%
KMess 4 0.34%
SIM 8 0.67%
Centericq 10 0.84%
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:02 PM   #46
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irssi pwns... but then I have much love for perl
Old 01-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #47
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aMsn. No real reason other than I like
Old 01-16-2007, 06:17 PM   #48
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I love GAIM, in fact, i'm using it right now.
Very useful, keeps most of the features of the clients it replaces!
Old 01-16-2007, 06:37 PM   #49
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gah, wasn't expecting all of these choices. i had to go with gaim though. though, skype is a good application, it seems a bit behind in the linux field =/
Old 01-17-2007, 05:26 PM   #50
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Gaim, because it's good.
Old 01-17-2007, 07:52 PM   #51
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Kopete got my vote.

I've used Gaim for a while. Not sure exactly how long, but i think it was the first piece of OSS I used. Whatever version what latest on apt refused to hold a connection with the MSN server for more than about ten minutes at a time. About 60% of my contacts are on MSN, including the vast majority of those I 'need' to talk to. I couldn't find any solutions to this problem, so decided to try out the 2.0 beta.

It didn't tell me I'd need an SSL module til i'd already compiled it, then it gave me a nice error message.

So i fired up Kopete to see what it was like. Feels far, far more finished, easier control over what the thing looks like and, best of all, it connects to the MSN server for hours at a time. Which, really, is all I need of an IM client.
Old 01-20-2007, 04:20 PM   #52
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What I use

I like to use Gaim for regular IMing, but I use x-chat for IRC.
Old 01-20-2007, 11:12 PM   #53
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definitly i go for SKYPE
Old 01-21-2007, 07:24 AM   #54
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I voted for xchat. Too bad one couldn't choose both xchat and gaim. Just so everyone knows: I do use gaim as well.

Old 01-22-2007, 03:11 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Gamgee
Kind of silly to group CLI and GUI clients together in the same poll, IMHO.

Also, IM clients and IRC clients are a little hard to compare in the same poll too.

Irssi here - I don't use IM clients at all.
Old 01-24-2007, 03:54 AM   #56
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I use the beautiful Gajim for Jabber, Irssi for IRC.
Old 01-25-2007, 07:03 AM   #57
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xchat is always default for me! Too much betas of Gaim is sad
Old 01-25-2007, 09:48 AM   #58
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Gaim for Msn and the like. Xchat for irc.
Old 01-27-2007, 08:54 AM   #59
Registered: May 2006
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I prefer Kopete over Gaim, but they are both fine apps.
Old 01-28-2007, 11:40 PM   #60
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I use Kopete for im mostly but I prefer to just call people so Skype it is.


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