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jeremy 12-21-2011 03:39 PM

Messaging Application of the Year
 
Which app do you prefer to keep in touch? Note that VOIP apps have been broken out into a new category this year.

--jeremy

sycamorex 12-29-2011 05:10 AM

I've been using Irssi for 2 years or so...

lewnidas_ 12-30-2011 10:33 AM

Xchat here...

raju.mopidevi 12-31-2011 07:59 AM

Pidgin and gyache

hasanatizaz 12-31-2011 11:57 AM

epic and sometimes xchat.

anticapitalista 12-31-2011 01:37 PM

irssi

Mr. Bill 01-02-2012 09:46 AM

Pidgin user here. :)

decodedthought 01-02-2012 07:15 PM

pidgin + Xchat :-)

xma 01-03-2012 09:33 AM

I voted for Gajim which I am not using :D I use massively GNU Emacs jabber-el mode

brashley46 01-03-2012 04:54 PM

I actually use the microbloggers more than the messagers ... Turpial and Choqok.

metalaarif 01-03-2012 08:07 PM

have been using pidgin for 4 yrs even in windows. it's the best

cuppsy 01-04-2012 08:50 AM

Voted for bitlbee, but I really use bitlbee/irssi in conjunction.

tallship 01-04-2012 05:06 PM

Hard call for actual categories...
 
Pidgin and X-Chat are always running on my workstation[s], yet Jitsi is what I would have picked from the list above, except that it is now in the VoIP category.

I use it along with Kamailio, as a Skype replacement (Skype is also a chat program - not necessarily VoIP - So there is a lot of cross-over between the categories).

I've been using Irssi for some time, but in the past used to herald BitchX and even ircii, from which BitchX was derived.

Nowadays, it seems that the 'next level' of console based irc clients is led by Irssi, which I run, but lately I've gotten into a slightly different, and perhaps even arguably better client, WeeChat - which is what I voted for.

WeeChat doesn't have to restart and completely extensible on the fly - something Irssi isn't.

The two behave similarly, but also differently, so migration between the two is relatively painless.

Anyway, that's my :twocents:

I hope that helps!

Kindest regards,

.

camuflage 01-07-2012 08:55 AM

Active messaging apps available for linux:

aMSN
Aythtm
BitlBee
BitWise IM
Brosix
Carrier
Centericq
climm
Coccinella
emesene
Empathy
Fring
Gajim
GOIM
Goofey
Google Talk
Gyachi
IMB Lotus Sametime
Instantbird
JClaim
Jitsi
Kadu
KMess
Kopete
Licq
MCabber
Mercury
naim
Palring
Pidgin
uTalk
Psi
psyced
Qnext
QQ
QuteCOM
qutIM
Skype
talk
Tkabber
Ya.Online
Zephyr

flatdog 01-09-2012 08:29 AM

Pidgin simply rocks.


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