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Poll: Messaging App of the Year
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Messaging App of the Year

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The nominees are:

Pidgin
Kopete
Skype
Gizmo
Ekiga
Psi
XChat
konversation
aMSN
Irssi
BitchX
SIM
Centericq
ejabberd
Zimbra
Gajim
Kadu
Finch

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Old 01-07-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
jeremy
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Messaging App of the Year


Which app do you prefer to keep in touch?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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I like to go hardcore terminal style so I would like to throw out a nomination for naim also allows for ssh from work without your boss being the wiser.

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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You could add emesene too
 
Old 01-08-2009, 03:36 AM   #4
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If Kadu is included then ekg/ekg2 should also be listed.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 04:03 AM   #5
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Ah. Never mind

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:24 AM   #6
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finch, the ncurses pidgin client. all the useful pidgin features wrapped up in the awesome ncurses UI
 
Old 01-08-2009, 11:57 AM   #7
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pidgin for home(desktop)
naim for work when I want to IM from my home PC while at work
 
Old 01-09-2009, 01:48 PM   #8
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Kopete or Pidgin.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 02:48 PM   #9
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Pidgin or kadu
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #10
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XChat.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:08 PM   #11
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konversation or irssi using bitlbee, irc and IM all in one.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 03:22 AM   #12
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Irssi for IRC, Gajim for Jabber.
Voted for Gajim - I am sure Irssi will get it's share without my vote...

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:33 AM   #13
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irssi for IRC

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:33 PM   #14
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i voted centericq , also i use empathy , seems to be pretty simple
 
Old 01-15-2009, 04:21 AM   #15
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KMess.
 
  


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