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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 01-31-2007, 03:17 PM   #61
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Zinzinnati, OH
Distribution: RH, FC 1-6, F 7-21, Debian, LinuxPPC, Knoppix, Ubuntu, Yellow Dog
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Gaim is good enough for my purposes.
Old 02-01-2007, 02:08 AM   #62
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Ogre, Latvia
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 72

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Tried several IRC clients and still teh bestest for chatting is Xchat
Old 02-01-2007, 08:17 AM   #63
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Registered: Oct 2006
Distribution: debian
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centericq. it has no unnecessary things in it.
Old 02-01-2007, 09:11 AM   #64
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: South Africa
Distribution: Debian 4.0 Etch
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For me irssi and Gaim are not quite the same things. I use gaim for desktop messengers like Yahoo, Google/Jabber and MSN. I use irssi for IRC, I'm an irc fanatic and have tried several of them...I can't help to like this geeky looking terminal thing which is half transparent and reflects your desktop
Old 02-01-2007, 09:39 AM   #65
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Gaim is unparalleled.
Old 02-01-2007, 12:01 PM   #66
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10
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Voted for kopete as that's the only one that will recognize my old camera, not that anyone wants to see my old mug anyway :-)
Old 02-01-2007, 12:18 PM   #67
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Messaging App of the Year

I don't use these much but Gaim does everything I need.
Old 02-01-2007, 05:36 PM   #68
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 142

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Where is Gajim? The one and only needed. Jabber does it all.
Old 02-03-2007, 06:15 PM   #69
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No WeeChat? =(
Old 02-08-2007, 01:01 AM   #70
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Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Gaim is all I need.
Old 02-08-2007, 03:36 AM   #71
Registered: Apr 2005
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Distribution: Debian
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Originally Posted by stinkytofoo
Gaim is all I need.
Except Jabber support in Gaim is not good (at all, need major redesign). You need another client to set up your Jabber account properly. No, it doesn't do half the stuff that a proper Jabber client should do.
I do all IM, and more, through Jabber (like MSN, ICQ, IRC etc), which works great. No need to remember different passwords and/or clients. This set up of Jabber accounts isn't possible to do in Gaim. Therefor Gaim is not on my list of useful IM-clients.
Old 02-12-2007, 02:31 PM   #72
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 72

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i choose gaim simply because i use to for everything except MSN, i use kmess for msn. kmess does what its meant to and nothing else. so thats why i choose gaim. but i also use amsn.. depending on my mood. but between gaim, amsn and kmess i can chat on anything and feel comfortable
Old 02-16-2007, 01:42 PM   #73
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Israel
Distribution: Windows Xp, Slackware
Posts: 316
Blog Entries: 3

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For multiple protocols I use Gaim, it got my vote.
Old 03-08-2007, 03:55 AM   #74
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Finland
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 89

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Adium is my weapon of choice in OS X and would be in a second in Linux if it were ported here.. but Gaim works just fine too.
Old 03-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #75
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Seba Beach Alberta Canada
Distribution: Fedora 16
Posts: 251
Blog Entries: 24

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Gaim is great. I even use it on Windows even though I could just use Windows Live and Yahoo messenger.


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