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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 01-03-2005, 01:54 PM   #46
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sim would get my vote. It rules.

Old 01-03-2005, 02:07 PM   #47
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Gaim all the way, all-in-one
Old 01-03-2005, 03:31 PM   #48
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I dont use IM, so I geuss the only choice for me is Xchat. Is there another poll for IRC's, or can you use Xchat for the same purpose as GAIM?
Old 01-03-2005, 05:21 PM   #49
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No one using centericq?????? Very capable text based utility. Works very well with several different protocols.
For the more gui orientated, Tik is a very nice app as well: relatively small footprint and useful.
Old 01-03-2005, 08:34 PM   #50
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Although Jabber is an old guy, but it helped us so much in the year 2004, since it's an open and stable protocol.
Old 01-03-2005, 09:19 PM   #51
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Gaim, as it seems to stay broken the shortest when MSN and Yahoo! play the "block the 'not us'" clients, co it snags the smilies from the network's server, and i can hit "enter" to send a message without configuring the keystroke, out of the box. maybe gaim-vv if i could get my webcam to work...
Old 01-04-2005, 04:04 AM   #52
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Just for the record, GnomeMeeting is not a messaging application, it's a VoIP and IP telephony application, and by far the best in the FOSS world.

I would have voted Gaim (where is gossip?), but I voted GnomeMeeting so at least it gets some votes in a category in which it should not be competing.
Old 01-04-2005, 04:21 AM   #53
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I've tried them all and GAIM still gets my vote
Old 01-04-2005, 08:44 PM   #54
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gaim is my favorite however i dont find much time to use messaging in general
Old 01-04-2005, 09:06 PM   #55
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gaim is easier to be used, but it seems that there might be some congfiguration to deal with in order for me to use my webcam~~
Old 01-04-2005, 09:08 PM   #56
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hopefully gaim will be release with embedded webcam capabilities~~
Old 01-05-2005, 06:16 AM   #57
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cann't vote here, I'm using ysm (
Old 01-05-2005, 07:09 AM   #58
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Alrite fine GAIM is a multi-protocol client, but its features for each network are still very rudimentary. It would be my second choice as Kopete completes sucks.
Old 01-07-2005, 05:04 AM   #59
Registered: Mar 2004
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I use PSI on Jabber protocol
Old 01-07-2005, 01:26 PM   #60
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Ayttm should be included.. but i guess its a little late.. Used to be Everybuddy.


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