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View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Gaim 611 51.52%
Kopete 257 21.67%
Skype 71 5.99%
Gizmo 6 0.51%
Ekiga (was GnomeMeeting) 14 1.18%
Psi 27 2.28%
XChat 43 3.63%
konversation 22 1.85%
aMSN 67 5.65%
Irssi 38 3.20%
BitchX 8 0.67%
KMess 4 0.34%
SIM 8 0.67%
Centericq 10 0.84%
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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Messaging App of the Year

Which app do you prefer to keep in touch?

Old 12-30-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
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Gaim... very useful app.
Old 12-31-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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Out of the choices, gaim.

But I love gyachi. Voice chat And webcam for Yahoo.
Old 12-31-2006, 06:40 PM   #4
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Gaim but I also use irssi all the time as well (since I don't like gaim's interface for IRC). So I guess I could have gone with either.
Old 12-31-2006, 06:43 PM   #5
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None but Gaim!
Old 12-31-2006, 07:46 PM   #6
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Gaim is good but so is xbitch and both have been mainstays for years. For app of THIS year though it has to be the all conquering skype.
Old 12-31-2006, 07:57 PM   #7
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Gaim is for gnome. Sim is for kde.
Old 12-31-2006, 09:20 PM   #8
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Gaim is my favorite,
Old 12-31-2006, 11:18 PM   #9
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Gaim, but the new versions beginning to suck...
Old 01-01-2007, 03:20 AM   #10
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God bless skype. Even my non-geek family members use it.

Old 01-01-2007, 10:49 AM   #11
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No need to think twice on this one.. Irssi, the one and only..
Old 01-01-2007, 08:43 PM   #12
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Thumbs up Kopete

I use Kopete the most. But for Jabber I also use Psi.
Old 01-01-2007, 10:50 PM   #13
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I only use irssi and naim. IMO irssi is the best app on that list.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:11 AM   #14
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Gaim of course.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:47 AM   #15
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Ofcourse Gaim ni. W/ encryption support its damn cool. All in one too. Though I miss the snoooze, I can live w/ it knowing If I can't send it to others, nobody else can send it to me either. hehe.


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