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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Gaim 597 56.00%
Psi 7 0.66%
Skype 69 6.47%
Kopete 233 21.86%
GnomeMeeting 16 1.50%
xchat 44 4.13%
konversation 14 1.31%
aMSN 72 6.75%
Irssi 14 1.31%
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:47 PM   #16
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I love Gaim too! Simple and beautiful!
Old 01-01-2005, 05:38 AM   #17
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Old 01-01-2005, 07:11 AM   #18
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Gaim here.
Old 01-01-2005, 09:11 AM   #19
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Irssi and aMSN have been added.

Old 01-01-2005, 10:44 AM   #20
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:04 PM   #21
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I use aMSN for MSN
and gaim for everything else.

It's like comparing apples and oranges.
One is an all in one tool, and one is for
a more complete compatibility with JUST

I voted gaim because getting it to
be a client for ICQ, yahoo, msn and
a ton of others is quite a feat.
Old 01-01-2005, 06:47 PM   #22
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Kopete (for Jabber)
Old 01-01-2005, 08:18 PM   #23
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Gaim's support for the MSN protocol is nothing compared to AMSN's.
Kinda true to an extent, BUT the later version has had heaps done for the MSN support, with file transfer supported ( and working perfectly on my comp, without any pinholing even of my router ), and the little picture thingies for others even showing. Yes, you cant set your own images, but can AMSN do that? I am not sure if it can, but ti could b wron. I used AMSN a while ago but didnt really liek the UI too much, anyway, AMSN is a good program, but the plugins and features with GAIM and the many different protocols, as well as its sound capabilities with MSN ( as far as i have had experience with it, and i have used for about 3 years off and on )means it gets it my vote.
Old 01-01-2005, 09:15 PM   #24
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and what is about LICQ in the voting????
Old 01-01-2005, 09:32 PM   #25
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Ipicked Gaim.

Of course... I should probably try a few of the others first.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:13 PM   #26
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I love aMSN! I voted for it, but it's also the only one I've ever used.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:35 PM   #27
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I almost couldn't decide between xchat and gaim, but then I picked gaim.
Old 01-01-2005, 11:41 PM   #28
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I use Kopete for everything - and version 0.9.0 together with KDE 3.3.0 even looks good!

Old 01-01-2005, 11:55 PM   #29
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i voted for aMSN cos it gives a better feell of msn where most of my contacts are. gaim is really good but it doesn't since i have all my friends on yahoo messenger and msn messenger, i prefer to use aMSN and Yahoo messenger seperately.
Old 01-02-2005, 01:45 AM   #30
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