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View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Pidgin 435 53.90%
Kopete 171 21.19%
Skype 47 5.82%
Gizmo 2 0.25%
Ekiga 4 0.50%
Psi 14 1.73%
XChat 29 3.59%
konversation 12 1.49%
aMSN 32 3.97%
Irssi 23 2.85%
BitchX 5 0.62%
SIM 5 0.62%
Centericq 3 0.37%
ejabberd 1 0.12%
Zimbra 4 0.50%
Gajim 20 2.48%
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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Messaging Application of the Year


Which app do you prefer to keep in touch?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-01-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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missed Gaijm: GTK2 jabber client
 
Old 01-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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ejabberd is jabber/xmpp server, not a client.

I'd like to see Gajim there too.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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Gajim has been added. It should be noted that a couple of the options are servers.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:23 PM   #5
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All of the IM I have tried for multiple networks are a case of foo sucks less.


Konversation however is 100% Great for IRC :-)
 
Old 01-04-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
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These days I only use Jabber/XMPP protocol and the client I use for it is Psi.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 10:06 AM   #7
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skype is very fine, but still missing skypecast, i vote for pidgin
 
Old 01-04-2008, 05:17 PM   #8
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I second Gajim. It is a very nice application - along with the not very well-known KF.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 11:20 AM   #9
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Kadu has come a long way, but gadu-gadu protocol is not very popular
 
Old 01-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #10
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Pidgn is good, however I think right this second it should stop focusing on the number of IM severs it can connect to and work on the features of the various IMs it already has. From what I have seen though, if you are a hard-core MSN user you should use aMSN.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 04:38 PM   #11
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irssi is the one I use.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 07:55 PM   #12
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i use xchat or amsn.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 12:21 AM   #13
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Pidgin! It's nice and simple.

However, I felt a bit torn when I saw Skype in the list, too. Only because I use both quite regularily, and they're both slick in their own ways.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #14
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Yea, but Pidgin is Free Software and supports many IM types.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 05:16 PM   #15
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Kopete is well-integrated with the best desktop, and can message anyone.
 
  


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