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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 02-13-2006, 06:03 AM   #46
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I liked Gaim but love Kopete!
Old 02-13-2006, 07:09 AM   #47
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i chose gaim only becoz i had to choose one and gaim is the better one in the lot.

this is pointless. there is not one messenger in linux that can compete with the windows counterparts.
Old 02-13-2006, 07:26 AM   #48
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like what? icq, which is 86% adverts?
alright, miranda was a very good experience.
Old 02-14-2006, 08:10 AM   #49
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Hmm, centericq of course - but irssi is also nice.
Old 02-15-2006, 03:17 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by qminor
I use Skype all the time and would like to vote for it here, but I can't. The Linux version is too buggy and the bugs aren't getting fixed. (The fact that it is closed source isn't helping, either ) So, reluctantly, my vote goes to gaim.
I think it's sad that skype has to be looked down upon because it's closed source, it's an amazing program and has features that put other clients to shame. Sure it's closed source, but i think that says something in itself. They had a linux version from the start. They made sure that the linux niche wouldn't go overlooked.

...and yes, i do support open-source
Old 02-16-2006, 01:50 AM   #51
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Gaim it's great, but sometimes I also use Skype
Old 02-16-2006, 04:59 AM   #52
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Had to make a hard choice between xchat, irssi and gaim. My vote went to irssi, because for the most of the time I have only ssh access to my box.

PS. IIRC GnomeMeeting is now called Ekiga, can't wait to try it's SIP support =D
Old 02-16-2006, 08:24 AM   #53
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Mercury Messenger... it's close sourced but I like it.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:28 AM   #54
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Gaim. Can't wait 'till vv for Jabber(-protocol) will be supported!
Old 02-16-2006, 11:13 AM   #55
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There are should be multiselection realised, or it will give useless results! I used for a long time gaim and it is really great, but with Jabber, I think psi is the best. It consumes less memory than any other, has many features and it is continuously being improved. Alas, I used gaim far too longer and it got my voice.
Old 02-16-2006, 01:20 PM   #56
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I chose Kopete but I also use Skype quite often.
Old 02-16-2006, 05:03 PM   #57
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Thumbs up

kvirc, by far. beats the pants off xchat.
Old 02-17-2006, 01:25 PM   #58
Registered: Jul 2005
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Psi & XChat. no doubt
Old 02-18-2006, 01:45 AM   #59
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Kmess is making some awsome progress in CVS. I would vote for kmess if it was listed because that's the only instant messanger I use, because it's simply way better than amsn, gaim, kopete etc.
Old 02-19-2006, 05:51 AM   #60
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I use Gaim for instant messaging but irssi for IRC. Maybe this should be split into two polls.


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