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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 01-18-2008, 05:45 AM   #31
dibi58
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messengers


Voted for skype, seems quite safe, but use meebo a lot on applications, ideal to put on your web page and get questions from people that don't have an IM account.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 10:31 AM   #32
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i was using kopete . but i found every time i instill kopete ,i start getting problems with my desktop and some programs did not work , after while i find my desktop break down.

if no kopete , no problem.

i am using pidgin , it support many IM. and i can sign invisible in pidgin.

also use skype in voice chat..

it hard choose skype or pidgin
 
Old 02-01-2008, 08:20 AM   #33
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Are there any clients that work with Trillian/Aim secure IM? I've used other clients that have their own secure IM, but none that work with Trillian/Aim's.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 02:26 PM   #34
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pidgin. I can't stand kopete for some reason.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 02:34 PM   #35
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I use emacs-jabber but I do not see it in the list. Nevermind, I also use gajim at work
 
Old 02-03-2008, 05:28 AM   #36
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emesene rocks...
 
Old 02-03-2008, 05:55 AM   #37
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I voted for Pidgin, although I'm a KDE person, Pidgin is less memory consuming and you can keep yourself invisible
 
Old 02-05-2008, 04:44 AM   #38
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I've recently tried out a few IM clients with a private Jabber server (ejabberd).

I like psi, gajim, kopete, gossip (another one not on the list).

I was not so happy with pidgin. Looking at the XML it transmits, it does not seem to be updating presence correctly. Also it is quite temperamental. Sometimes it will log in, sometimes not. Just doesn't seem as robust as the others in this environment.

I was impressed with JWChat. This is an AJAX (javascript) web app which runs in any browser, with the webserver acting as a reverse proxy for the jabber server. Nothing for the user to install. Still beta, so some rough edges. I would vote for this if I could as it seems such a neat trick. But not really competing with the others as it needs a special server setup.

Sameplace is a firefox plugin. Features are a bit limited and it does not seem to handle presence correctly. Also seems beta quality, but has certainly found a niche.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 02:04 AM   #39
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I've been using aMSN for a while, but once I tried Pidgin, I haven't been able to go back. I even use it in Windows (when I'm playing UT3 until the GNU/Linux bins are released).
 
Old 02-15-2008, 10:55 AM   #40
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I'm giving Coccinella a fair go.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Good Riddance 98 View Post
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.
Totally agree!
 
Old 02-16-2008, 05:28 AM   #42
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Pidgin is really good, but it should work on more features for the protocolls. In an environment without X finch is really good (actually the only text-based IM app that worked well, the others looked awful).

I also use aMSN but the fonts just looks terrible! I heard the have fixed this in CVS but I haven't tried, yet.

Last edited by Hevoos; 02-16-2008 at 05:30 AM.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:47 PM   #43
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Kadu ! The best messaging app!
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #44
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aMSN. Just because I needed something that looked like and behaved like MSN Messenger under Linux.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 10:15 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by t0m3k__ View Post
Kadu ! The best messaging app!
Damn right, it's really good
 
  


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