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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Gaim 630 52.41%
Kopete 282 23.46%
Skype 89 7.40%
Gizmo 10 0.83%
GnomeMeeting 5 0.42%
Psi 22 1.83%
xchat 44 3.66%
konversation 19 1.58%
aMSN 65 5.41%
Irssi 27 2.25%
BitchX 9 0.75%
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Old 01-28-2006, 04:27 PM   #1
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Messaging App of the Year

What do you use to keep in touch?

Old 01-29-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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Mercury ?
Old 01-29-2006, 08:22 PM   #3
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Really hard to make choice! This is not a poll, but a torture!
Old 01-30-2006, 02:01 AM   #4
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Gaim. It's less buggy when 2.0 version came out.
Old 01-30-2006, 09:05 AM   #5
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GAIM 1.5 released and 2.0 out the door soon. It looks shiny for GAIM. I never touch anything else.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:55 PM   #6
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Gaim. But Kopete came close. If it just let you browse profiles without going through 2 different menus and had an obvious way of setting your AIM profile I might have stuck with it. Its got a slick interface.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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I like GAIM.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:03 PM   #8
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I like, and use, GAIM (on linux, adium on the mac) but I think the app that i know which got the biggest boost is the skype!
Old 01-30-2006, 01:05 PM   #9
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I haven't used others yet, but gaim is enough for me
Old 01-30-2006, 01:32 PM   #10
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Konversation, GAIM would make a nice 2. thou.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:32 PM   #11
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amsn .. 0.95 cool app...I dont like gaim that much... msn protocol that is....of course
Old 01-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #12
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Earlier this year it was xchat, but now its irssi.
Old 01-30-2006, 02:47 PM   #13
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Kopete. Nice features and good KDE integration make it for me.
Old 01-30-2006, 02:50 PM   #14
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I use Gaim and Irssi. Occasionally I only use Gajim for Jabber - Gajim is really nice if you already have the libs - but some people really like closed source appliances, and then I need something to access MSN. However weak-willed it is.
Old 01-30-2006, 04:08 PM   #15
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Kopete is improving from 3.5 to the future I hope.


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