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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 02-02-2006, 02:19 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by cormack
Kopete, hopefully, maby, googletalk will join the large number of protocols it connects to
Kopete does support Google Talk since it just used the Jabber protocol. If you have a look around on the Google Talk website, you should find the details that you need to set it up as a Jabber client. Here is the Gaim page (the values that you type in will be identical on Kopete):
Old 02-02-2006, 02:29 PM   #32
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Kopete woudl be perfect for me (as a KDE user) if only it would change the icon for users who are forwarding to there cell phone.... or maybe I have just yet to find that option.

Eitherway, I still use it because of its good KDE integration.
Old 02-03-2006, 11:07 AM   #33
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And where is sim?
It's not dead yet
Old 02-03-2006, 11:43 AM   #34
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amsn - it supports all of the new stuff in the orginal msn, and I can use it on windows and Linux, and Mac
Old 02-04-2006, 05:27 AM   #35
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Gaim for ICQ, M$N...

KVIrc for irc... that's uberclient!
Old 02-04-2006, 08:54 AM   #36
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I use the Zinc chat client for Yahoo! cause it's terminal-only (fork()ed from curphoo)

Skype is my VoIP choice.
Old 02-05-2006, 05:28 AM   #37
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Hmmm, where is SIM ?
I like SIM most!
Old 02-07-2006, 03:30 AM   #38
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Hey, where is Gajim?
Old 02-07-2006, 05:56 AM   #39
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Amsn. I only use msn for instant messaging, and it has good webcam support. Just wish I could get the audio working too, so i wont feel left out too much.
Old 02-07-2006, 11:50 AM   #40
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I voted GAIM, guess I'm simply used to it. Supports all I care for, really nice. The only thing I miss with GAIM is proper file transfer (other than MSN)
Old 02-10-2006, 12:56 PM   #41
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Can we have an option for KMess please?

I onlly really use the MSN protocol. I've tried quite a few different programs, and found that most single-protocol clients perform much better than any multi-protocal ones. aMSN and Mercury seem OK, but KMess is works better than either of them, and integrates better with KDE.
Old 02-12-2006, 08:22 PM   #42
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I have a feeling gaim is going to run away with this one. It's really my favorite without a doubt. I can't think of anything which even compares.
Old 02-12-2006, 09:45 PM   #43
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my telephone.
gaim if i'm in windows, kopete if i'm in linux. gaim kind of sucks for features, but its more stable than msn messanger (big surprise there). my computer doesn't need any excuses to crash. it screws up often enough. (yes, in linux too... actually more in linux, because when it does, i don't know how to fix it ) if i had a hammer, i would have 'fixed' that a long time ago.

Last edited by wellington; 02-12-2006 at 09:58 PM.
Old 02-13-2006, 12:47 AM   #44
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Check for hardware problems, most probably the culprit for your stability problems in both OSes.
Old 02-13-2006, 06:02 AM   #45
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now honestly, what's so very special about gaim?
kopete has all the features, and so does sim...
and gaim doesn't even accept keyboard at some points and you have to use the mouse to click "ok" or something (and I've really tried more than is healthy) and that just drives me up the wall

so long


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