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View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Pidgin 232 48.74%
Kopete 56 11.76%
Skype 58 12.18%
Gizmo 0 0%
Ekiga 7 1.47%
Psi 4 0.84%
XChat 25 5.25%
konversation 4 0.84%
aMSN 13 2.73%
Irssi 24 5.04%
BitchX 2 0.42%
SIM 0 0%
CenterIM 3 0.63%
Ayttm 1 0.21%
Gajim 6 1.26%
Kadu 5 1.05%
Finch 1 0.21%
Spark 1 0.21%
KMess 5 1.05%
Quassel 2 0.42%
Empathy 26 5.46%
Linphone 1 0.21%
Coccinella 0 0%
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #31
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Post Pidgin


I voted Pidgin, It is the only IM i know of that can use Facebook chat.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 07:05 AM   #32
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Gajim.
I was a big Kopete fan, but it has been "broken" since the move to, ugh, KDE 4, and has yet to be "fixed."
Just out of curiosity, what do you find "broken" about it? (I'm a very occasional user of kopete, and I thought the changes in kopete from kde3 to kde4 were, on the whole positive. But I don't use kde as my desktop environment, so maybe I'm not seeing some of the things you consider to be breakage.)

Cheers.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 07:52 AM   #33
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Pidgin. PCLinuxOS 2010 MiniMe KDE4...

Regards

Andy

Last edited by AndrzejL; 01-22-2010 at 07:55 AM.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 09:08 AM   #34
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Just out of curiosity, what do you find "broken" about it? (I'm a very occasional user of kopete, and I thought the changes in kopete from kde3 to kde4 were, on the whole positive. But I don't use kde as my desktop environment, so maybe I'm not seeing some of the things you consider to be breakage.)

Cheers.
Three things come to mind at the moment. One, It can't remember the stealth sitting from session to session, two, it can't remember the sound setting (notifications) from session to session and/or they just plain don't work even after being set at the being of the session, and, three, when firing up the Yahoo Messenger accounts, it gives an error that you can't add yourself to the list, even though you are not on the list.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 10:58 PM   #35
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chatzilla & pidgin...
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:51 AM   #36
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kopete and pidgin
 
Old 01-24-2010, 04:06 AM   #37
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Where is EKG2?

Irssi for irc and EKG2 for everything else.

Last edited by RA6; 01-24-2010 at 04:10 AM.
 
Old 01-28-2010, 05:30 AM   #38
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IM? guess we should have had a "non-IRC" IM apps list....
nevertheless, i use kopete for "IM" and Quassel for "IRC"
 
Old 01-28-2010, 07:40 AM   #39
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I don't know that it's even remotely the best, but it's the only one I'm using, so here's one for Pidgin. Cheers!
 
Old 01-28-2010, 11:56 AM   #40
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Mangler? Anyone? am I the only one who games on linux? :P
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:13 AM   #41
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Angry

...my favorite IRC client and favorite IM client up for the same award? ughhhh, impossible!
 
Old 02-04-2010, 03:16 PM   #42
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kopete has nice looks than pidgin. but pidgin works better than all other. my vote goes to pidgin only.
 
  


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