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View Poll Results: Messaging Application of the Year
aMSN 2 0.63%
BitlBee 3 0.95%
CenterIM 1 0.32%
EKG2 1 0.32%
Empathy 18 5.68%
Finch 3 0.95%
Gajim 5 1.58%
Gwibber 7 2.21%
Gyachi 1 0.32%
Irssi 23 7.26%
Kadu 3 0.95%
KMess 1 0.32%
konversation 5 1.58%
Kopete 26 8.20%
Pidgin 164 51.74%
Psi 5 1.58%
WeeChat 8 2.52%
XChat 28 8.83%
KDE-Telepathy 9 2.84%
Jitsi 4 1.26%
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:22 PM   #16
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Pidgin works for me but hardly any of my friends use IM any more.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #17
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Pidgin works for me but hardly any of my friends use IM any more.
What do they use instead?
 
Old 01-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #18
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What do they use instead?
Skype, twitter, identi.ca ...
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:39 PM   #19
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Switched to Kopete from pidgin about six months ago. Haven't looked back since!
 
Old 01-08-2013, 09:27 AM   #20
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Jitsi. Why its missing from the list? It has both voip and messaging capabilities like empathy/pidgin/etc...
 
Old 01-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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Jitsi has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #22
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I have used only pidgin, have anyone used any good alternative ??
 
Old 01-11-2013, 06:56 AM   #23
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I have used only pidgin, have anyone used any good alternative ??
Kopete
 
Old 01-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #24
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I have used only pidgin, have anyone used any good alternative ??
Kopete
I switched from Pidgin to Kopete as well. No brainer if you run KDE; however, since Kopete requires many of KDE's libraries, if you are using a different DE you may want to look elsewhere.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #25
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Well it's Pidgin for me, running a close second is Kopete for it's video capability.

I know it listed in another category, but Skype also plays a role in my keeping in touch tool kit, I use it for messaging is addition to it's other features.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 06:48 PM   #26
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I use Pidgin the most.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 08:45 PM   #27
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no options such as Unix talk & write, etc., email? This list is skewed.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 05:13 AM   #28
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what about thunderbird ? or should there be a catagory for email client separately?
 
  


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