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Messaging Application of the Year

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The nominees are:

Pidgin
Gwibber
Kopete
Psi
XChat
konversation
aMSN
Irssi
CenterIM
Gajim
Kadu
KMess
Empathy
EKG2
Gyachi
Finch
BitlBee
WeeChat

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Old 12-21-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 12-29-2011, 06:10 AM   #2
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I've been using Irssi for 2 years or so...
 
Old 12-30-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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Xchat here...
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:59 AM   #4
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Pidgin and gyache
 
Old 12-31-2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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epic and sometimes xchat.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 02:37 PM   #6
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irssi
 
Old 01-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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Pidgin user here.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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pidgin + Xchat :-)
 
Old 01-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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I voted for Gajim which I am not using I use massively GNU Emacs jabber-el mode
 
Old 01-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #10
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I actually use the microbloggers more than the messagers ... Turpial and Choqok.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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have been using pidgin for 4 yrs even in windows. it's the best
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #12
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Voted for bitlbee, but I really use bitlbee/irssi in conjunction.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #13
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Thumbs up 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

I hope that helps!

Kindest regards,

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #14
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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
 
Old 01-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #15
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Pidgin simply rocks.
 
  


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