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View Poll Results: Messaging Application of the Year
Pidgin 150 53.38%
Gwibber 7 2.49%
Kopete 23 8.19%
Psi 4 1.42%
XChat 21 7.47%
konversation 7 2.49%
aMSN 5 1.78%
Irssi 22 7.83%
CenterIM 3 1.07%
Gajim 4 1.42%
Kadu 3 1.07%
KMess 1 0.36%
Empathy 20 7.12%
EKG2 1 0.36%
Gyachi 4 1.42%
Finch 0 0%
BitlBee 2 0.71%
WeeChat 4 1.42%
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #16
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Pidgin
 
Old 01-12-2012, 08:27 AM   #17
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Quote:
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Voted for bitlbee, but I really use bitlbee/irssi in conjunction.
I do a similar thing, except with minbif and Quassel.

Minbif is basically bitlbee-type server, except it uses libpurple (Pidgen's APIs) so supports more protocols than bitlbee would.
Quassel is just a Qt IRC client.

I also have a ZNC set up (not sure if that falls into this category or not as while it is a messaging application - it's largely just a relay).

I voted Irssi though as that's my fall back when I'm not on my main laptop (and to be honest, I probably do prefer it to Quassel anyway - it's just Quassel integrates better into my DE)
 
Old 01-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #18
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Pidgin
 
Old 01-19-2012, 08:18 AM   #19
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Hard to choose one, console=Irssi/Finch and GUI=XChat/Pidgin. But, I'll vote for Irssi.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #20
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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.
Thanks for letting me know about WeeChat. It's been about a week since I installed it and it feels really great. I'm considering about switching from Irssi (which served me well last year, hence I voted for it).
 
Old 01-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #21
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I use mostly Mercury Messenger (MSN client), but the linux version development seems to be stopped for more than one and a half years now, so I voted for Gyachi, which is what I use when I want to chat over Yahoo. BTW, Emesene is missing on the list
 
Old 02-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #22
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psi+ is the best))

Last edited by gbo; 02-24-2012 at 10:48 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #23
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Empathy for most networks, but xchat for irc, which I'm on a lot of the time
 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #24
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I used Pidgin briefly, until I realised it was storing my gmail password in plaintext. So I switched to Empathy.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 12:51 PM   #25
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Kopete
 
Old 02-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #26
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MirandaIM on Wine.
The same as last year. Otehr native clients *nix clients even not 10% powerful as MirandaIM on Wine.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 02:56 AM   #27
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MirandaIM on Wine.
The same as last year. Otehr native clients *nix clients even not 10% powerful as MirandaIM on Wine.
Really?
What does MirandaIM do that other clients cannot?
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #28
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Pidgin is good enough.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #29
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i've been using pidgin since it was still called gaim, anyone else remember that?
 
Old 03-01-2012, 05:25 AM   #30
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i've been using pidgin since it was still called gaim, anyone else remember that?
Yeah, that was that long ago really.
 
  


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