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2006 Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2006 Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


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 04-15-2007, 05:34 PM   #76
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Gaim, hands down for availabilty. Isn't Gaim included in most distros? This fact is probably where most of its popularity lie, but Gaim still beats most (if not all) other 'nix messaging apps simply because gaim just works, and it works well for many many clients (msn, yahoo, jabba etc.)
Gaim was even featured in APC (assuming you all know what apc is? if not then its a magazine (APC=australian personal computing) that also circulates around NZ and usually includes a different distro with each release and articles about certain 'nix applications and getting things to work etc.)
Old 06-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #77
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Bitlbee! It rocks the hizouse!
Old 08-15-2007, 09:08 PM   #78
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Kopete all the way...

Software selection is always a matter of opinion, of course, but I have never understood why GAIM always wins these polls. I don't like it. Never have. It feels very clumsy and awkward to me, especially since I use KDE in favor of GNOME.

My choice has always been Kopete. I think it beats all the IM clients on Linux, as well as those for Windows and Mac OS-X. IMHO, it is very clean, well organized and has all the features I want.


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