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.
I've been using Irssi for 2 years or so...
Pidgin and gyache
epic and sometimes xchat.
Pidgin user here. :)
pidgin + Xchat :-)
I voted for Gajim which I am not using :D I use massively GNU Emacs jabber-el mode
I actually use the microbloggers more than the messagers ... Turpial and Choqok.
have been using pidgin for 4 yrs even in windows. it's the best
Voted for bitlbee, but I really use bitlbee/irssi in conjunction.
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!
Active messaging apps available for linux:
IMB Lotus Sametime
Pidgin simply rocks.
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