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View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Pidgin 353 53.40%
Kopete 89 13.46%
Skype 63 9.53%
Gizmo 2 0.30%
Ekiga 2 0.30%
Psi 2 0.30%
XChat 26 3.93%
konversation 12 1.82%
aMSN 27 4.08%
Irssi 33 4.99%
BitchX 5 0.76%
SIM 2 0.30%
Centericq 5 0.76%
ejabberd 2 0.30%
Zimbra 5 0.76%
Gajim 8 1.21%
Kadu 21 3.18%
Finch 4 0.61%
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:09 PM   #31
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Should've made the category an Open Source one and left out Skype, like in Games category. IMHO
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:29 AM   #32
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empathy not in the list
but then use kopete tooo
 
Old 02-03-2009, 02:29 PM   #33
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maybe a good add to the list?

I use spark. It is not the most lightweight client but it does a good job.

btw... if you are looking for an opensource IM server to implement openfire has served me pretty well.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #34
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For a KDE freak and an IRC junkie, what other then konversation?

Isn't kmess a now defunct kde frontend for the MESS video game emmulator?
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:04 PM   #35
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IM & IRC apps are mixed here?

If you are listing IRC and IM clients here, then why not also add Twitter clients? It would be better to have multiple categories here; one for IRC client and one for IM client. I know that some of the IM clients also have IRC capabilities, but this poll doesn't really give users the opportunity to specify which tool they use for various types of communication. My IM client is not the same as my IRC client. Personally, I use Pidgin for IM and IRSSI for IRC. Thanks!
 
Old 02-03-2009, 04:32 PM   #36
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Kadu & Skype
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:48 PM   #37
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pidgin is very nice one, we can log with any account like AIM, gmail,ICQ,IRC,MSN,skype,yahoo etc etc.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:20 PM   #38
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I was going to vote for Ayttm? Its not here but it is included as the default messaging app in a top 10 distro (Puppy)
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:30 PM   #39
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Pidgin and finch for IM. I use weechat for IRC, since BitchX doesn't appear to be actively developed.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 01:17 AM   #40
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I'd vote Kopete if there were no problems with proxy
 
Old 02-04-2009, 02:07 AM   #41
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pidgin for sure

why ?? because it does a little bit of everything , does not especialize in anything particularly for example its not as good as XChat for irc.. but it does do IRC

Now, If you are one one of those people that wants every thing todo with messaging in one single software.., then pidgin is the one that gets the closest..
 
Old 02-05-2009, 04:45 AM   #42
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amsn its better than kopete kde3 which is unusable and pidgin doesnt fully work and can i suggest adding kmess
 
Old 02-10-2009, 05:49 AM   #43
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what about miranda?
 
Old 02-10-2009, 11:38 AM   #44
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Pidgin is my choice.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 04:04 PM   #45
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kmess is missing
 
  


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