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View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Pidgin 353 53.40%
Kopete 89 13.46%
Skype 63 9.53%
Gizmo 2 0.30%
Ekiga 2 0.30%
Psi 2 0.30%
XChat 26 3.93%
konversation 12 1.82%
aMSN 27 4.08%
Irssi 33 4.99%
BitchX 5 0.76%
SIM 2 0.30%
Centericq 5 0.76%
ejabberd 2 0.30%
Zimbra 5 0.76%
Gajim 8 1.21%
Kadu 21 3.18%
Finch 4 0.61%
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Messaging App of the Year

Which app do you prefer to keep in touch?

Old 01-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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I like to go hardcore terminal style so I would like to throw out a nomination for naim also allows for ssh from work without your boss being the wiser.

Old 01-07-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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You could add emesene too
Old 01-08-2009, 02:36 AM   #4
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If Kadu is included then ekg/ekg2 should also be listed.
Old 01-08-2009, 03:03 AM   #5
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Ah. Never mind

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:24 AM   #6
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finch, the ncurses pidgin client. all the useful pidgin features wrapped up in the awesome ncurses UI
Old 01-08-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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pidgin for home(desktop)
naim for work when I want to IM from my home PC while at work
Old 01-09-2009, 12:48 PM   #8
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Kopete or Pidgin.
Old 01-09-2009, 01:48 PM   #9
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Pidgin or kadu
Old 01-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #10
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #11
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konversation or irssi using bitlbee, irc and IM all in one.
Old 01-10-2009, 02:22 AM   #12
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Irssi for IRC, Gajim for Jabber.
Voted for Gajim - I am sure Irssi will get it's share without my vote...

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:33 AM   #13
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irssi for IRC

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Old 01-13-2009, 11:33 AM   #14
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i voted centericq , also i use empathy , seems to be pretty simple
Old 01-15-2009, 03:21 AM   #15
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